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

  • n. Any of various glycoproteins, especially a mucoprotein, similar to the mucins.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or resembling mucus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to mucus; mucoidal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Resembling mucus.
  • n. One of a class of mucinlike substances yielding on decomposition a reducing carbohydrate together with some form of proteinaceous matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling mucus or mucous tissue.
  • n. A viscid, glairy substance derived from connective tissue and containing a large amount of mucin.

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

  • adj. relating to or resembling mucus
  • n. any of several glycoproteins similar to mucin

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