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a.1.Consisting of, or resembling, pituite or mucus; full of mucus; discharging mucus.
Pituitous fever
(Med.) typhoid fever; enteric fever.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As one of the common categories of rheology modifiers, natural gums, such as xanthan gum and guar gum, are typically used at very low use levels because higher concentrations of these products in a formula would negatively impact its aesthetics, resulting in a pituitous feel and appearance.
The broad molecular weight distribution POE-WSR materials possess a high degree of pseudoplasticity, which is exhibited by their pituitous nature and reduction of viscosity upon exposure to shear.