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Medical Dictionary

mucilage

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noun mu·ci·lage \ˈmyü-s(ə-)lij\

Medical Definition of mucilage

  1. 1:  a gelatinous substance of various plants (as legumes or seaweeds) that contains protein and polysaccharides and is similar to plant gums

  2. 2:  an aqueous usually viscid solution (as of a gum) used in pharmacy as an excipient and in medicine as a demulcent





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