Etymology
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mucous (adj.)

"containing or resembling slime or mucus," 1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus "slimy, mucous," from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.

updated on March 14, 2019

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Definitions of mucous from WordNet

mucous (adj.)
of or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus;
mucous glands of the intestine
mucous tissue
Synonyms: mucose
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