mucilage


mu·ci·lage

noun \ˈmyü-s(ə-)lij\

Definition of MUCILAGE

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