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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.
  • adj. Relating to or secreting mucilage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy.
  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage.
  • adj. Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, muciparous; secreting a glairy or viscid substance like mucus: specifically applied to synovial membranes, certain of whose fringed vascular processes were called mucilaginous glands by Clopton Havers in 1691.
  • Slimy; ropy; moist, soft, and slightly viscid; partaking of the nature of mucilage: as, a mucilaginous gum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having the sticky properties of an adhesive

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