mucous


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Related to mucous: mucous colitis, mucous membrane

mu·cous

 (myo͞o′kəs)
adj.
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.]

mucous

(ˈmjuːkəs) or

mucose

adj
(Physiology) of, resembling, or secreting mucus
[C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus]
mucosity n
Usage: The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective

mu•cous

(ˈmyu kəs)

adj.
1. of, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
2. containing or secreting mucus.
[1640–50; < Latin mūcōsus slimy, mucous =mūc(us) snot (see mucus) + -ōsus -ous]
mu•cos′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) n.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mucous - of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus; "mucous tissue"; "mucous glands of the intestine"
Translations
limalimainen

mucous

[ˈmjuːkəs]
A. ADJmucoso
B. CPD mucous membrane Nmucosa f

mucous

adjschleimig, Schleim-; mucous secretionSchleimabsonderung f

mucous

[ˈmjuːkəs] adj (of mucus) → mucoso/a; (producing mucus) → muciparo/a

mu·cous

a. mucoso-a, flemoso-a;
___ colitiscolitis ___.

mucous

adj mucoso
References in classic literature ?
His head ached, his eyes were wet, his mucous membrane, he informed her, was in a most unsatisfactory condition.
But despite his caution, a tiny cut so small that it had escaped his searching, had come in contact with the infected mucous membrane and blood poisoning had set in.
Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound.
Unfortunately for my stomach and mucous membranes, Nelson had a strange quirk of nature that made him find happiness in treating me to beer.
They gulped the stuff down with many facial expressions of delight, followed by loud lip-smackings of approval, though the liquor was raw enough and corrosive enough to burn their mucous membranes.
They are basically pseudo cysts formed as a result of pooled mucous accumulation.The prevalence of oral mucocele was 2.5 in 1000 population of America, and in Sweden 0.11%, brazil 0.08% respectively.
The skin and mucous layer of fish provide the first line of defense against infection by potential environmental pathogens and play a critical role in survivability.
The procedure takes just an hour to perform, and it essentially destroys the mucous membrane in the small intestine, allowing a new one to develop.
Respiratory conditions usually result in the secretion of mucous and serum that has to be removed from the body.
Also, the time the blood would spend in contact with the mucous membranes in the mouth is minimal, if at all, when consumed with food.
PMA demanded that the ban on import of all forms of Chalia should be imposed, which will definitely reduce the number of cases of oral cancer and Sub- mucous Fibrosis, cancer of oesophagus and stomach.