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mu·cus

 (myo͞o′kəs)
n.
The viscous, slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by cells and glands of the mucous membranes.

[Latin mūcus.]
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mucus

(ˈmjuːkəs)
n
1. (Physiology) the slimy protective secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting mainly of mucin
2. (Biochemistry) the slimy protective secretion of the mucous membranes, consisting mainly of mucin
[C17: from Latin: nasal secretions; compare mungere to blow the nose; related to Greek muxa mucus, muktēr nose]
Usage: See at mucous
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mu•cus

(ˈmyu kəs)

n.
a viscous solution of mucins, water, electrolytes, and white blood cells that is secreted by mucous membranes and serves to protect and lubricate the internal surfaces of the body.
[1655–65; < Latin mūcus snot; akin to Greek myktḗr nose, mýxa slime]
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mu·cus

(myo͞o′kəs)
The slimy substance secreted by mucous membranes to lubricate and protect them.
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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mucus - protective secretion of the mucus membranesmucus - 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
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
sputum, phlegm - expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness
snot - nasal mucus
booger - dried nasal mucus
leucorrhea, leukorrhea - discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection
mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
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Translations
مُخاط
hlensliz
slim
lima
sluz
nyálka
slím
gleivės
gļotas

mucus

[ˈmjuːkəs] Nmoco m
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mucus

[ˈmjuːkəs] nmucus m
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mucus

nSchleim m
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mucus

[ˈmjuːkəs] nmuco
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mucus

(ˈmjuːkəs) noun
the fluid from the nose.
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mu·cus

n. moco, mucosidad, sustancia viscosa segregada por las membranas y glándulas mucosas.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mucus

n mucosidad f, moco
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