mucolytic

adjective
mu·​co·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌmyü-kə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce mucolytic (audio) \

Definition of mucolytic

: hydrolyzing glycosaminoglycans : tending to break down or lower the viscosity of mucin-containing body secretions or components mucolytic enzymes

First Known Use of mucolytic

circa 1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mucolytic was circa 1923

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muconic acid

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“Mucolytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucolytic. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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mucolytic

adjective
mu·​co·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌmyü-kə-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce mucolytic (audio) \

Medical Definition of mucolytic

: hydrolyzing glycosaminoglycans : tending to break down or lower the viscosity of mucin-containing body secretions or components mucolytic enzymes

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