Definitions for mucousˈmyu kəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•cousˈmyu kəs(adj.)

  1. of, consisting of, or resembling mucus.

    Category: Physiology

  2. containing or secreting mucus.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of mucous:

1640–50; < L mūcōsus slimy, mucous =mūc(us) snot (see mucus ) +-ōsus -ous

mu•cos′i•ty-ˈkɒs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mucous, mucose(adj)

    of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

    "mucous tissue"; "mucous glands of the intestine"


  1. mucous(Adjective)

    Pertaining to mucus

  2. mucous(Adjective)

    Having the qualities of mucus

  3. Origin: From mūcōsus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mucous(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance

  2. Mucous(adj)

    secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane


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