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[myoo-kuh s] /ˈmyu kəs/

pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling .
containing or secreting .
of, resembling, or secreting mucus

1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus “slimy, mucous,” from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.

mucous mu·cous (myōō’kəs)


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