- 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
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- 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