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* * *mu·cous 'myü-kəs adj1) 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>
* * *mu·cous (muґkəs) [L. mucosus] 1. pertaining to or relating to mucus. 2. covered with mucus. 3. secreting, producing, or containing mucus.
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Mucous — Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Mucous — may refer to: The adjectival form of mucus, a slippery secretion of the lining of various membranes in the body Mucous membrane, a membrane which secretes mucus Mucous (museek client), a client to the file sharing application museekd for the peer … Wikipedia
mucous — (adj.) 1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from L. mucosus slimy, mucous, from mucus (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)). Related: mucosity … Etymology dictionary
mucous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or covered with mucus … English terms dictionary
mucous — [myo͞o′kəs] adj. [L mucosus, slimy < mucus,MUCUS] 1. of, containing, or secreting mucus 2. like mucus or covered with or as with mucus; slimy mucosity [myo͞o′käs′ə tē] n … English World dictionary
mucous — mucus, mucous Mucus is the noun for a slimy substance secreted by a gland, and mucous is the corresponding adjective (as in mucous membrane) … Modern English usage
mucous — mucosity /myooh kos i tee/, n. /myooh keuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling mucus. 2. containing or secreting mucus. [1640 50; < L mucosus slimy, mucous, equiv. to muc(us) snot (see MUCUS) + osus OUS] * * * … Universalium
mucous — adj. Mucous is used with these nouns: ↑membrane … Collocations dictionary
mucous — , mucus, mucosa The first is the adjectival form, the second the noun form. Thus, mucus is the substance secreted by the mucous membranes. A more formal name for the latter is mucosa … Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors
mucous — mu•cous [[t]ˈmyu kəs[/t]] adj. 1) phl of, consisting of, or resembling mucus 2) phl containing or secreting mucus • Etymology: 1640–50; < L mūcōsus slimy, mucous =mūc(us) snot (see mucus) + ōsus ous mu•cos′i•ty ˈkɒs ɪ ti n … From formal English to slang