viscid

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adjective vis·cid \ˈvi-səd\

Definition of viscid

  1. 1a :  having an adhesive quality :  stickyb :  having a glutinous consistency :  viscous

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1635


Medical Dictionary

viscid

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adjective vis·cid \ˈvis-əd\

Medical Definition of viscid

  1. 1:  having an adhesive quality

  2. 2:  having a glutinous consistency :  viscous


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