Definitions for mucusˈmyu kəs
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a viscous solution of mucins, water, electrolytes, and white blood cells that is secreted by mucous membranes and serves to protect and lubricate the internal surfaces of the body.
Origin of mucus:
1655–65; < L mūcus snot; akin to Gk myktḗr nose, mýxa slime
mucus, mucous secretion(noun)
protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
A slippery secretion from the lining of the mucous membranes.
Origin: Borrowed from mucus.
a viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc
any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; -- improperly so used
a gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain algae and other plants
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The viscous secretion of mucous membranes. It contains mucin, white blood cells, water, inorganic salts, and exfoliated cells.
Translations for mucus
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the fluid from the nose.
- mucoPortuguese (BR)
- der SchleimGerman
- sluz iz nosaCroatian
- mucus; mucozitateRomanian
- 身體產生的黏液(如鼻涕、痰)Chinese (Trad.)
- مخاط، ایک چپچپا مادہUrdu
- nước nhầyVietnamese
- 身体产生的黏液（如鼻涕、痰）Chinese (Simp.)
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