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mucous

 [mu´kus]
pertaining to or secreting mucus.
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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]
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mucous

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

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

adjective Referring to either mucosa–eg, mucous membrane, or to mucus–eg, mucous secretion
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mu·cous

(myū'kŭs)
Relating to mucus or a mucous membrane.
[L. mucosus, mucous, fr. mucus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Mucous

Thick fluid produced by the moist membranes that line many body cavities and structures.
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It has a rapid onset, fluctuating and self-limiting.10 Most of the oral mucoceles are either lacking the epithelial lining or have the granulation tissue.11 Mucoceles are either single or multiple and they rupture and leave painful erosions which heal in few days.12 Clinically oral mucoceles are either superficial mucoceles which are present under mucous membrane or classical mucoceles which are present in upper sub mucosa.
In the skin of the A.dabryanus, there were both types III and IV mucous cells, with type IV being the most numerous (partial acid mucopolysaccharides) and only a few type III mucous cells were observed (partial neutral mucopolysaccharides) (Fig.
The presence of large cystic spaces lined by the classic population of three types of cells (i.e., mucous, epidermoid, and intermediate cells) accompanied by a predominance of oncocytic cells led us to the diagnosis of a low-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma with oncocytic metaplasia.
Compared with those of anterior and middle intestines, the mucous layer, muscular layer and mucous folds of posterior intestine were all significantly reduced (P<0.05) (Table I) and the mucous cells were also significantly reduced as well (P<0.05) (Table II).
"They shoot out a mucous web, just like Spider-Man - although in slow motion.
The mucous neck cells at many places look distorted and are seen merging with each other.
She was diagnosed by the biopsy of her corneal lesion and immunofluorescence studies which was consistent with the diagnosis of mucous membrane pemphigoid.
DISCUSSION: Ranula occurs because of rupture of the excretory duct resulting in extravasation of mucous in surrounding tissue leading to formation of pseudo cyst.
3 THE fruit also has good levels of vitamin A, essential for good eyesight and for maintaining healthy mucous membranes and skin.
"They react with the mucous tissues causing their dissolution and the emission of deep heat that leads to the laceration of these tissues," he said.
Mercury can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes and mercury vapors can be inhaled.
Immediately after capture, particles are incorporated into fine mucous strings on the frontal surface and carried both distally and obliquely across the filaments.