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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
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Most common signs were conjunctival congestion and presence of mucous thread in all the cases (Table 5).
Unlike bivalve molluscs, Crepidula fornicata produce copious mucous threads that entangle particles captured on the gill filaments, which are then reeled into cords and transported anteriorly.
Flags for casts were produced by the instruments for 7% of samples, probably because of interference by squamous epithelial cells or mucous threads and cylindroids, without microscopic detection, and 40% of samples with pathologic casts were not recognized by the OF-50.