[myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuh s] /ˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs/
of, relating to, or secreting .
of the nature of or resembling ; moist, soft, and viscid.
early 15c., “viscous, sticky,” from Medieval Latin muscilaginosus, from Late Latin mucilaginosus, from mucillago (see mucilage). Related: Mucilaginously.
mucilaginous mu·ci·lag·i·nous (myōō’sə-lāj’ə-nəs)
Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.
[myoo-sin] /ˈmyu sɪn/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any of a class of glycoproteins found in saliva, gastric juice, etc., that form viscous solutions and act as lubricants or protectants on external and internal surfaces of the body. /ˈmjuːsɪn/ noun 1. (biochem) any of a group of nitrogenous mucoproteins occurring in saliva, skin, tendon, etc, that produce […]
mucinase mu·cin·ase (myōō’sə-nās’, -nāz’) n. An enzyme, usually a hyaluronidase, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of mucopolysaccharide substances such as mucins. Also called mucopolysaccharidase.
mucinemia mu·ci·ne·mi·a (myōō’sə-nē’mē-ə) n. Presence of mucin in blood. Also called myxemia.
mucinogen mu·cin·o·gen (myōō-sĭn’ə-jən, -jěn’) n. Any of various substances, such as glycoproteins, that form mucin through the imbibition of water.