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1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue.
2. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance.
[Latin mūcōsus, from mūcus, mucus.]
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(Physiology) of, resembling, or secreting mucus
[C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus]
Usage: The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective
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1. of, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
2. containing or secreting mucus.
mu•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) n.
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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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mucous[ˈmjuːkəs] adj (of mucus) → mucoso/a; (producing mucus) → muciparo/a
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a. mucoso-a, flemoso-a;
___ colitis → colitis ___.
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