Definitions for mucilageˈmyu sə lɪdʒ
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a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
glue, gum, mucilage(noun)
cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.
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
an aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes
Origin: [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice, fr. mucus mucus, slime. See Mucus.]
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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