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mucilage

 [mu´sĭ-lij]
an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or soothing agent. adj., adj mucilag´inous.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lij),
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mucilage

/mu·ci·lage/ (-lij) an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or demulcent.mucilag´inous

mucilage

[m(y)o̅o̅′səlij]
1 a sticky mixture of carbohydrates produced by plant cell activity.
2 a thick aqueous solution of a gum used for suspending insoluble substances and for increasing viscosity.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
[L. mucilago]

mucilage

a complex of polysaccharides which becomes slimy when wet, when it swells and retains water. It is secreted by many animals, plants and bacteria.

mu·ci·lage

(myū'si-lăj)
Pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution with mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances.

mucilage

an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or demulcent.