from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.
  • adjective Relating to, consisting of, or secreting mucilage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective having the sticky properties of an adhesive


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