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mucous

 [mu´kus]
pertaining to or secreting mucus.

mu·cous

(myū'kŭs), Do not confuse this adjective with the noun mucus.
Relating to mucus or a mucous membrane.
[L. mucosus, mucous, fr. mucus]

mucous

/mu·cous/ (mu´kus)
1. pertaining to or resembling mucus.
2. covered with mucus.
3. secreting, producing, or containing mucus.

mucous

(myo͞o′kəs)
adj.
1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue.
2. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance.

mucous

See mucus.

mucous

adjective Referring to either mucosa (e.g., mucous membrane) or to mucus (e.g., mucous secretion).

mucous

adjective Referring to either mucosa–eg, mucous membrane, or to mucus–eg, mucous secretion

mu·cous

(myū'kŭs)
Relating to mucus or a mucous membrane.
[L. mucosus, mucous, fr. mucus]

Mucous

Thick fluid produced by the moist membranes that line many body cavities and structures.
Mentioned in: Antiulcer Drugs

mucous

pertaining to or resembling mucus; secreting mucus.

mucous cell
a cell which secretes mucus.
mucous colitis
see irritable colon syndrome.
mucous membrane
see mucous membrane.
mucous thread
accumulations of mucus at the conjunctival fornices.
mucous tissue
a jelly-like connective tissue, such as occurs in the umbilical cord.