mucous cell n.
A cell that secretes mucus.
- Mucous colitis
mucous colitis n. A disease of the mucous membrane of the colon, characterized by colicky pain, constipation or diarrhea, and the passage of mucous or slimy pseudomembranous shreds and patches. Also called myxomembranous colitis.
- Mucous connective tissue
mucous connective tissue n. A gelatinous type of connective tissue characteristically supporting the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.
- Mucous gland
mucous gland n. A gland that secretes mucus. Also called muciparous gland.
noun 1. a lubricating membrane lining an internal surface or an organ, as the alimentary, respiratory, and genitourinary canals. noun 1. a mucus-secreting membrane that lines body cavities or passages that are open to the external environment Also called mucosa mucous membrane n. A membrane lining all body passages that communicate with the exterior, such […]