mucin


mu·cin

noun \ˈmyü-sən\

Definition of MUCIN

:  any of various mucoproteins that occur especially in secretions of mucous membranes
mu·cin·ous \-sən-əs, ˈmyüs-nəs\ adjective

Origin of MUCIN

International Scientific Vocabulary muc-
First Known Use: 1838

mu·cin

noun \ˈmyüs-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MUCIN

: 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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