Definition of Mucous

1. Adjective. Of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus. "Mucous glands of the intestine"

Exact synonyms: Mucose
Partainyms: Mucus, Mucus
Derivative terms: Mucus



Definition of Mucous

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.

Definition of Mucous

1. Adjective. Pertaining to mucus ¹

2. Adjective. Having the qualities of mucus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucous

1. secreting or containing mucus [adj]

Medical Definition of Mucous

1. 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. Mucous membrane. A form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumours called myxomata. Origin: L. Mucosus, fr. Mucus mucus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucous

mucosal graft
mucosal relief radiography
mucosal tunics
mucosanguineous
mucosas
mucose
mucosectomy
mucoserous
mucoserous cells
mucositides
mucosities
mucositis
mucosity
mucostatic
mucotomy
mucous (current term)
mucous cast
mucous cell
mucous colitis
mucous connective tissue
mucous cyst
mucous diarrhoea
mucous gland
mucous glands of auditory tube
mucous membrane of tympanic cavity
mucous membranes
mucous neck cell
mucous papule
mucous patch

Literary usage of Mucous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The mucous membrane is thick ; its surface smooth, soft, and velvety. ... Structure of the mucous Membrane.—When examined with a lens the inner surface of ..."

2. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1889)
"The discussion of the structure of mucous cells will best be taken later, after a description of the appearance presented by the cells in various conditions ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The surface both of the skin and mucous membranes is usually more or less undulated—sometimes it is thrown into strong folds or ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The free surfaces covered by an epithelium are the akin and the membranes, named, from the character of their secretion, mucous membranes. ..."

5. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"mucous colitis (colica mucosa) is a condition characterized by the formation ... It sends the patient for medical aid, not usually for the mucous discharge ..."

6. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The mucous membrane is thick ; its surface smooth, soft, and velvety. ... Structure of the mucous Membrane.—When examined with a lens the inner surface of ..."

7. The Journal of Physiology by Physiological Society (Great Britain). (1889)
"The discussion of the structure of mucous cells will best be taken later, after a description of the appearance presented by the cells in various conditions ..."

8. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The surface both of the skin and mucous membranes is usually more or less undulated—sometimes it is thrown into strong folds or ..."

9. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The free surfaces covered by an epithelium are the akin and the membranes, named, from the character of their secretion, mucous membranes. ..."

10. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1917)
"mucous colitis (colica mucosa) is a condition characterized by the formation ... It sends the patient for medical aid, not usually for the mucous discharge ..."

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