mucilage definition by Webster's New World
- any of various thick, sticky substances produced in certain plants
- ☆ any watery solution of gum, glue, etc. used as an adhesive
Origin: Middle English muscilage ; from Middle French mucilage ; from Late Latin mucilago, musty juice ; from Classical Latin mucere: see mucid
mucilage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A sticky substance used as an adhesive.
- A gummy substance obtained from certain plants.
Origin: Middle English muscilage, gelatinous plant substance, from Old French mucilage, from Late Latin mūcilāgō, mūcilāgin-, from Latin mūcēre, to be musty, from mūcus, mucus.
mucilage - Medical Definition