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Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.
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(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]
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any of a class of mucoproteins abundant in saliva, gastric juices, and other mucous secretions of the body.
mu•ci•nous (ˈmyu sə nəs) adj.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n. mucina, glucoproteína, ingrediente esencial del mucus.
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