mucinogen mu·cin·o·gen (myōō-sĭn’ə-jən, -jěn’)
Any of various substances, such as glycoproteins, that form mucin through the imbibition of water.
[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 […]
mucinosis mu·ci·no·sis (myōō’sə-nō’sĭs) n. A condition in which mucin is present in the skin in excessive amounts, or in abnormal distribution.
- Mucinous carcinoma
mucinous carcinoma n. An adenocarcinoma in which the neoplastic cells secrete significant amounts of mucin. Also called colloid carcinoma.
- Muciparous gland
muciparous gland n. See mucous gland.