mucous tissue

noun

Medical Definition of mucous tissue

: a gelatinous connective tissue that contains stellate cells with long processes in a soft matrix and that occurs in the umbilical cord and in the embryo and in myxomas

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“Mucous tissue.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/mucous%20tissue. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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