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mucous

adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Definition of MUCOUS

1
:  of, relating to, or resembling mucus
2
:  secreting or containing mucus
3
:  covered with or as if with mucus :  slimy
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Origin of MUCOUS

Latin mucosus, from mucus
First Known Use: 1578
MUCOUS Defined for Kids

mucous

adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Definition of MUCOUS for Kids

:  containing or producing mucus <a mucous membrane>
Medical Dictionary

mucous

adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Medical Definition of MUCOUS

1
:  covered with or as if with mucus <a mucous surface>
2
:  of, relating to, or resembling mucus <a mucous secretion>
3
:  secreting or containing mucus <mucous glands of the intestine>

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