- of, containing, or secreting mucus
- like mucus or covered with or as with mucus; slimy
Origin of mucousClassical Latin mucosus, slimy from mucus, mucus
- Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue.
- Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance.
Origin of mucousLatin mūcōsus from mūcus mucus
(comparative more mucous, superlative most mucous)
- Pertaining to mucus
- Having the qualities of mucus
From Late Latin mÅ«cÅsus.