What does mucilage mean?

Definitions for mucilage
ˈmyu sə lɪdʒmu·cilage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mucilagenoun

    a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

  2. glue, gum, mucilagenoun

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

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  1. mucilagenoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mucilagenoun

    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

    Etymology: [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice, fr. mucus mucus, slime. See Mucus.]

  2. Mucilagenoun

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

    Etymology: [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice, fr. mucus mucus, slime. See Mucus.]

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  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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mucilage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mucilage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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