n. [L. mucus, mucus; genos, to produce]
A substance from which mucin is derived in mucin secreting cells.

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  • Mucigen — Mu ci*gen, n. [Mucin + gen.] (Physiol.) A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial cells, and gives rise to mucin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mucigen — MUCIGÉN, Ă I. adj. (despre glande) care secretă mucus. II. s. n. glicoproteidă secretată de celulele ţesutului mucos. (< fr. mucigène) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • mucigen — mu·ci·gen jən, .jen n MUCINOGEN * * * mu·ci·gen (muґsĭ jən) [muci + gen] the substance from which mucin is derived …   Medical dictionary

  • mucigen — n. substance which becomes mucin in the body (Biochemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mucigen — mu·ci·gen …   English syllables

  • mucigen — jə̇n, ˌjen noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary mucin + gen : mucinogen …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mucinogen — Mu*cin o*gen (m[ u]*s[i^]n [ o]*j[e^]n), n. [Mucin + gen.] (Physiol.) Same as {Mucigen}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mucinogen — A glycoprotein that forms mucin through the imbibition of water. [mucin + G. gen, producing] * * * mu·cin·o·gen myü sin ə jən, .jen n any of various substances which undergo conversion into mucins called also mucigen …   Medical dictionary

  • goblet cell — gob·let cell gäb lət n a mucus secreting epithelial cell (as of columnar epithelium) that is distended with secretion or its precursors at the free end * * * a column shaped secretory cell found in the epithelium of the respiratory and intestinal …   Medical dictionary

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