Definitions for mucilaginousˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•ci•lag•i•nousˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or secreting mucilage.

    Category: Botany

  2. resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid.

Origin of mucilaginous:

1640–50; < LL mūcilāgin- (s. of mūcilāgō) mucilage+ -ous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluey, glutinous, gummy, mucilaginous, pasty, sticky, viscid, viscous(adj)

    having the sticky properties of an adhesive


  1. mucilaginous(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mucilaginous(adj)

    partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid

  2. Mucilaginous(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands

  3. Mucilaginous(adj)

    soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants


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