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1. Any of various viscous, water-soluble polysaccharides produced by certain plants, algae, and microorganisms.
2. A sticky substance used as an adhesive.
[Middle English muscilage, from Old French mucilage, from Late Latin mūcilāgō, mūcilāgin-, from Latin mūcēre, to be moldy, musty, from mūcus, mucus.]
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1. (Elements & Compounds) a sticky preparation, such as gum or glue, used as an adhesive
2. (Biochemistry) a complex glutinous carbohydrate secreted by certain plants
[C14: via Old French from Late Latin mūcilāgo mouldy juice; see mucid]
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mu•ci•lage(ˈmyu sə lɪdʒ)
1. any of various, usu. liquid, preparations of gum, glue, or the like, used as an adhesive.
2. a gummy or gelatinous substance present in plants.
[1350–1400; < Middle French musillage < Late Latin mūcilāgō a musty juice, akin to Latin mūcēre to be musty]
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|Noun||1.||mucilage - a gelatinous substance secreted by plants|
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
|2.||mucilage - cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive|
animal glue - a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
casein glue - made from casein; used for e.g. plywood and cabinetwork
fish glue - gelatinous substance obtained by boiling skins fins and bones of fish
marine glue - glue that is not water soluble
cement - something that hardens to act as adhesive material
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mucilage[ˈmjuːsɪlɪdʒ] N → mucílago m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
mucilage[ˈmjuːsɪlɪdʒ] n → mucillagine f
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