Mucific Mu*cif"ic, a. [Mucus + L. -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {-fy}.] 1. (Med.) Inducing or stimulating the secretion of mucus; blennogenous. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) Secreting mucus. [1913 Webster]

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