mucous


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Related to mucous: mucous colitis, mucous membrane

mu·cous

 (myo͞o′kəs)
adj.
1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue.
2. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance.

[Latin mūcōsus, from mūcus, mucus.]

mucous

(ˈmjuːkəs) or

mucose

adj
(Physiology) of, resembling, or secreting mucus
[C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus]
mucosity n
Usage: The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective

mu•cous

(ˈmyu kəs)

adj.
1. of, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
2. containing or secreting mucus.
[1640–50; < Latin mūcōsus slimy, mucous =mūc(us) snot (see mucus) + -ōsus -ous]
mu•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) n.

mucous

, mucus - Mucous is the adjective from Latin meaning "slimy," and mucus is the noun from Latin but cognate with Greek mussesthai, "blow the nose."
See also related terms for slime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mucous - of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus; "mucous tissue"; "mucous glands of the intestine"
Translations
limalimainen

mucous

[ˈmjuːkəs]
A. ADJmucoso
B. CPD mucous membrane Nmucosa f

mucous

adjschleimig, Schleim-; mucous secretionSchleimabsonderung f

mucous

[ˈmjuːkəs] adj (of mucus) → mucoso/a; (producing mucus) → muciparo/a

mu·cous

a. mucoso-a, flemoso-a;
___ colitiscolitis ___.

mucous

adj mucoso
References in classic literature ?
His head ached, his eyes were wet, his mucous membrane, he informed her, was in a most unsatisfactory condition.
But despite his caution, a tiny cut so small that it had escaped his searching, had come in contact with the infected mucous membrane and blood poisoning had set in.
Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound.
Unfortunately for my stomach and mucous membranes, Nelson had a strange quirk of nature that made him find happiness in treating me to beer.
They gulped the stuff down with many facial expressions of delight, followed by loud lip-smackings of approval, though the liquor was raw enough and corrosive enough to burn their mucous membranes.
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The mass was covered with mucous membrane and dilated blood vessels and was attached to the posterolateral aspect of the nasopharynx on the right side.
Xlear Nasal Wash can help to thin out the nasal mucous and keep the nasal passage moist.
Contract notice: Preparations for cleaning and disinfection of the skin, mucous membranes and wounds
Any profuse mucous otorrhea is treated with an ear drop of equal parts Vasocidin and gamma globulin.
It is possible that she was infected through the mucous membrane in her mouth (although in a later incident she was scratched by a needle used to draw blood from a drug abuser whose AIDS status is unknown).
Placing a patient with acute pulmonary complications in the prone (face down) position can help the patient remove mucous and other secretions that settle in their lungs.