Mucus meaning

myo͝okəs
The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes.
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The thick, slimy secretion of the mucous membranes, that moistens and protects them.
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The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes.
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The slimy, viscous substance secreted as a protective lubricant by mucous membranes. Mucus is composed chiefly of large glycoproteins called mucins and inorganic salts suspended in water.
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(physiology) A slippery secretion from the lining of the mucous membranes.
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Origin of mucus

  • Latin mūcus

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowed from Latin mūcus.

    From Wiktionary