Definitions for mucilageˈmyu sə lɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•ci•lageˈmyu sə lɪdʒ(n.)

  1. any of various, usu. liquid, preparations of gum, glue, or the like, used as an adhesive.

  2. a gummy or gelatinous substance present in plants.

    Category: Botany

Origin of mucilage:

1350–1400; < MF musillage < LL mūcilāgō a musty juice, akin to L mūcēre to be musty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mucilage(noun)

    a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

  2. glue, gum, mucilage(noun)

    cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

Wiktionary

  1. mucilage(Noun)

    A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mucilage(noun)

    a gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc

  2. Mucilage(noun)

    an aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes

Freebase

  1. Mucilage

    Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants and some microorganisms. It is a polar glycoprotein and an exopolysaccharide. Mucilage in plants plays a role in the storage of water and food, seed germination, and thickening membranes. Cacti and flax seeds especially are rich sources of mucilage.

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