mucification

mu·ci·fi·ca·tion

(myū'si-fi-kā'shŭn),
A change produced in the vaginal mucosa of spayed experimental animals following stimulation with estrogen; characterized by the formation of tall columnar cells secreting mucus.
[L. mucus + facio, to make]
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Impaired cumulus mucification and female sterility in tumor necrosis factor-induced protein-6 deficient mice.
Holderegger C (1980) Ultrastructural study of the mucification of the stratified epithelium of the mouse vagina.
The CEEF induced cumulus expansion, mucification and disconnection of the gap junctions between these cells (Prochazka et al.