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mucoid

 [mu´koid]
1. resembling mucus.
2. resembling mucus; called also myxoid.
3. a mucus-like conjugated protein of animal origin, differing from mucin in solubility.

mu·coid

(myū'koyd),
1. General term for a mucin, mucoprotein, or glycoprotein. Synonym(s): mucinoid (1)
2. Synonym(s): muciform
3. Synonym(s): mucinous
[mucus + G. eidos, appearance]

mucoid

/mu·coid/ (mu´koid)
1. resembling mucus.

mucoid

(myo͞o′koid′)
n.
Any of various glycoproteins, especially a mucoprotein, similar to the mucins.
adj.
Of, relating to, or resembling mucus.

mucoid

[myo̅o̅′koid]
Etymology: L, mucus + Gk, eidos, form
1 resembling mucus.
2 also mucinoid, pertaining to a group of glycoproteins, including colloid and ovomucoid, similar to the mucins, primarily differing in solubility.

mu·coid

(myū'koyd)
1. General term for a mucin, mucoprotein, or glycoprotein.
Synonym(s): mucinoid (1) .
2. Synonym(s): muciform.
3. Synonym(s): mucinous.
[mucus + G. eidos, appearance]

mucoid

1. resembling mucus.
2. a mucus-like conjugated protein of animal origin, differing from mucin in solubility.

mucoid degeneration
see mucoid degeneration.
mucoid enteritis
see mucoid enteropathy, irritable colon syndrome.
mucoid valvular degeneration