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mucus

noun mu·cus \ˈmyü-kəs\

: a thick liquid that is produced in some parts of the body (such as the nose and throat)

Full Definition of MUCUS

:  a viscid slippery secretion that is usually rich in mucins and is produced by mucous membranes which it moistens and protects

Origin of MUCUS

Latin, nasal mucus; akin to Greek myxa mucus
First Known Use: 1597
MUCUS Defined for Kids

mucus

noun mu·cus \ˈmyü-kəs\

Definition of MUCUS for Kids

:  a slippery thick sticky substance that coats, protects, and moistens the linings of body passages and spaces (as of the nose, lungs, and intestines)
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mucus

noun mu·cus \ˈmyü-kəs\

Medical Definition of MUCUS

:  a viscid slippery secretion that is usually rich in mucins and is produced by mucous membranes which it moistens and protects

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