mucous

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adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Definition of mucous

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling mucus

  2. 2 :  secreting or containing mucus

  3. 3 :  covered with or as if with mucus :  slimy

Origin and Etymology of mucous

Latin mucosus, from mucus


First Known Use: 1578


MUCOUS Defined for Kids

mucous

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adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Definition of mucous for Students

  1. :  containing or producing mucus a mucous membrane


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mucous

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adjective mu·cous \ˈmyü-kəs\

Medical Definition of mucous

  1. 1:  covered with or as if with mucus a mucous surface

  2. 2:  of, relating to, or resembling mucus a mucous secretion

  3. 3:  secreting or containing mucus mucous glands of the intestine


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