muco-


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muco-

or muci- or muc-
pref.
1. Mucus: mucoprotein.
2. Mucosa: mucin.

[From Latin mūcus, mucus.]
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muco-

or before a vowel

muc-

combining form
(Biochemistry) mucus or mucous: mucoprotein; mucin.
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muco-

a combining form representing mucus or mucous: mucopurulent.
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The wall of the left nonglandular part of the stomach consisted of three tunics: a mucous membrane (tunica muco- sa gastris), a muscular layer (tunica muscularis gastris) and the serosa (tunica serosa gastris).
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