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mu·cin

 (myo͞o′sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.

mu′cin·ous adj.

mucin

(ˈmjuːsɪn)
n
(Biochemistry) biochem any of a group of nitrogenous mucoproteins occurring in saliva, skin, tendon, etc, that produce a very viscous solution in water
[C19: via French from Latin mucus]
ˈmucinous adj

mu•cin

(ˈmyu sɪn)

n.
any of a class of mucoproteins abundant in saliva, gastric juices, and other mucous secretions of the body.
[1825–35; < French mucine; see mucus, -in1]
mu•ci•nous (ˈmyu sə nəs) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
mucous secretion, mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
glycoprotein - a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
Translations

mu·cin

n. mucina, glucoproteína, ingrediente esencial del mucus.
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During the excision, we observed that the content of the cyst included a significant amount of mucin with a few blood clots and tissue fragments.
ORP-100 binds to and disrupts the abnormal bonds that form between the mucin protein chains that make up the bulk of the respiratory mucus, with the intended benefit of improving mucus transport.
Five out of 15 LAMNs showed gross evidence of rupture with acellular mucin on the serosal surface.
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Histologic study of the excised appendix revealed both chronic and acute inflammatory changes with mucin accumulation and evidence of previously ruptured appendiceal diverticulum.
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