Mucosity
Mucosity Mu*cos"i*ty, n. The quality or state of being mucous or slimy; mucousness. [1913 Webster]

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  • mucosity — myüˈkäsəd.ē, ətē, i noun ( es) Etymology: French mucosité, from Latin mucosus mucous + French ité ity : the quality or state of being mucous …   Useful english dictionary

  • mucous — mucosity /myooh kos i tee/, n. /myooh keuhs/, adj. 1. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling mucus. 2. containing or secreting mucus. [1640 50; < L mucosus slimy, mucous, equiv. to muc(us) snot (see MUCUS) + osus OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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  • viscosity — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. stickiness, viscidity, mucosity, sliminess; see coherence 1 , thickness 1 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. cohesiveness, stickiness, tackiness, adhesion, viscidity, gumminess, pastiness. III (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun… …   English dictionary for students

  • Semiliquidity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Semiliquidity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 semiliquidity semiliquidity Sgm: N 1 stickiness stickiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 viscidity viscidity viscosity Sgm: N 1 gummosity gummosity glutinosity mucosity …   English dictionary for students

  • mucous — (adj.) 1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from L. mucosus slimy, mucous, from mucus (see MUCUS (Cf. mucus)). Related: mucosity …   Etymology dictionary

  • mucus — [ mju:kəs] noun 1》 a slimy substance secreted by the mucous membranes and glands of animals for lubrication, protection, etc. 2》 mucilage from plants. Derivatives mucoid adjective mucosity noun mucous adjective Origin C17: from L …   English new terms dictionary

  • lubricity — n 1. oiliness, slipperiness, greasiness, slitheriness; smoothness, sleekness, glassiness, glossiness, skiddiness, iciness; soapiness, waxiness, butteriness, unctuousness, oleaginousness, mucosity. 2. instability, unsteadiness, inconstancy,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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