mucilage

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noun mu·ci·lage \ ˈmyü-s(ə-)lij \

Definition of mucilage

1 :a gelatinous substance of various plants (such 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 especially as an adhesive

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Origin and Etymology of mucilage

Middle English muscilage, from Late Latin mucilago mucus, musty juice, from Latin mucus


MUCILAGE Defined for Kids

mucilage

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noun mu·ci·lage \ ˈmyü-sə-lij \

Definition of mucilage for Students

:a water solution of a gum or similar substance used especially to stick things together

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mucilage

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noun mu·ci·lage \ ˈmyü-s(ə-)lij \

medical 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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