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Mucous definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MU'COUS, a. [See Mucus.] Pertaining to mucus or resembling it; slimy, ropy and lubricous; as a mucous substance.
1. Secreting a slimy substance; as the mucous membrane.
The mucous membrane lines all the cavities of the body which open externally, and secretes the fluid called mucus.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus; "mucous tissue"; "mucous glands of the intestine" [syn: mucous, mucose]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Latin mucosus, from mucus Date: 1646 1. of, relating to, or resembling mucus 2. secreting or containing mucus 3. covered with or as if with mucus ; slimy

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. of or covered with mucus. Phrases and idioms: mucous membrane a mucus-secreting epithelial tissue lining many body cavities and tubular organs. Derivatives: mucosity n. Etymology: L mucosus (as MUCUS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mucous Mu"cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. Mucous membrane. (Anat.) See under Membrane. Mucous patches (Med.), elevated patches found in the mucous membranes of the mouth and anus, usually due to syphilis. Mucous tissue (Anat.), a form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumors called myxomata.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Slimy, ropy, mucilaginous, gummy, glutinous, viscid, muculent, pituitous.



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