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 for secern
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Secern \Se*cern"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Secerned; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Secerning.] [L. secernere. See Secrete.]
     1. To separate; to distinguish.
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              Averroes secerns a sense of titillation, and a sense
              of hunger and thirst.                 --Sir W.
                                                    Hamilton.
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     2. (Physiol.) To secrete; as, mucus secerned in the nose.
        --Arbuthnot.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  secern
      v 1: mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"
           [syn: distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern,
           secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell
           apart]

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