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mucin

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noun mu·cin \ˈmyü-sən\

Definition of mucin

  1. :  any of various mucoproteins that occur especially in secretions of mucous membranes

mucinous

play \-sən-əs, ˈmyüs-nəs\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of mucin

International Scientific Vocabulary muc-


First Known Use: 1838


Medical Dictionary

mucin

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noun mu·cin \ˈmyüs-ən\

Medical Definition of mucin

  1. :  any of a group of mucoproteins that are found in various human and animal secretions and tissues (as in saliva, the lining of the stomach, and the skin) and that are white or yellowish powders when dry and viscid when moist <gastric mucin>




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of mucin Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about mucin


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