viscid

adjective vis·cid \ ˈvi-səd \

Definition of viscid

1 a : having an adhesive quality : sticky
b : having a glutinous consistency : viscous
2 : covered with a sticky layer

viscidity

play \vi-ˈsi-də-tē\ noun

viscidly

play \ˈvi-səd-lē\ adverb

Examples of viscid in a Sentence

  1. honey that turned even more viscid in the cold

Origin and Etymology of viscid

Late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum birdlime — more at viscous


Medical Dictionary

viscid

adjective vis·cid \ ˈvis-əd \

medical Definition of viscid

1 : having an adhesive quality
2 : having a glutinous consistency : viscous

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