mucoid

adjective
mu·coid | \ˈmyü-ˌkȯid \

Definition of mucoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: resembling mucus

mucoid

noun

Definition of mucoid (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of mucoid

Adjective

1849, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mucoid

Adjective

International Scientific Vocabulary muc-

Noun

International Scientific Vocabulary

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about mucoid

Statistics for mucoid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for mucoid

The first known use of mucoid was in 1849

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for mucoid

mucoid

adjective
mu·coid | \ˈmyü-ˌkȯid \

Medical Definition of mucoid 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : resembling mucus

2 : forming large moist sticky colonies used of dissociated strains of bacteria

mucoid

noun

Medical Definition of mucoid (Entry 2 of 2)

More from Merriam-Webster on mucoid

See words that rhyme with mucoid

Comments on mucoid

What made you want to look up mucoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a state of commotion or excitement

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!