a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, C 6 H 1 0 O 8 , obtained by the oxidation of certain gums, milk sugar, or galactose, and used chiefly in organic synthesis.
a colourless crystalline solid carboxylic acid found in milk sugar and used in the manufacture of pyrrole. Formula: C4H4(OH)4(COOH)2
[myoo-sid] /ˈmyu sɪd/ adjective, Archaic. 1. moldy; musty. /ˈmjuːsɪd/ adjective 1. (rare) mouldy, musty, or slimy
[myoo-sif-er-uh s] /myuˈsɪf ər əs/ adjective 1. secreting or containing mucus. muciferous mu·cif·er·ous (myōō-sĭf’ər-əs) adj. Muciparous.
muciform mu·ci·form (myōō’sə-fôrm’) adj. Resembling mucus.
mucigel (my’sĭ-jěl’) The slimy, viscous substance secreted by the roots of plants, consisting of a hydrated polysaccharide. Mucigel lubricates the tips of roots as they push their way through the soil during growth. Soil particles adhere to the mucigel layer around the root, improving the uptake of moisture and nutrients. The mucigel also encourages the […]