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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

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

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]