What does mucilage mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term mucilage:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mucilage(noun)

    a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

  2. glue, gum, mucilage(noun)

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


  1. mucilage(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mucilage(noun)

    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

  2. Mucilage(noun)

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

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


  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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