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

  • adj. Containing mucus; mucoid.

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  • adj. pertaining to or resembling mucus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as mucoid.


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From Greek μυξα ‘slime, mucus’.


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