mucigen


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mucigen

 [mu´sĭ-jen]
a substance present in mucous cells, convertible into mucin and mucus.

mucigen

(mū′sĭ-jĕn″) [″ + Gr. gennan, to produce]
A substance present in mucous cells that, upon being extruded from the cell, is converted into mucin.