mucous

adjective mu·cous \ ˈmyü-kəs \

Definition of mucous

1 :of, relating to, or resembling mucus
2 :secreting or containing mucus
3 :covered with or as if with mucus :slimy

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Origin and Etymology of mucous

Latin mucosus, from mucus


MUCOUS Defined for Kids

mucous

adjective mu·cous \ ˈmyü-kəs \

Definition of mucous for Students

:containing or producing mucus
  • a mucous membrane

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mucous

adjective mu·cous \ ˈmyü-kəs \

medical Definition of mucous

1 :covered with or as if with mucus
  • a mucous surface
2 :of, relating to, or resembling mucus
  • a mucous secretion
3 :secreting or containing mucus
  • mucous glands of the intestine

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