Mucin



[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 a very viscous solution in water

mucin mu·cin (myōō’sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.
mu’cin·ous adj.

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