1731, from Latin mucosus (see mucous).


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    [myoo-kuh s] /ˈmyu kəs/ adjective 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling . 2. containing or secreting . /ˈmjuːkəs/ adjective 1. of, resembling, or secreting mucus adj. 1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus “slimy, mucous,” from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity. mucous mu·cous (myōō’kəs) adj.

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