glairy
adjective (glairier; -est) Date: 1662 having the characteristics of or overlaid with glair

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  • glairy — gla(ə)r ē, gle(ə)r adj, glair·i·er; est having a slimy viscid consistency suggestive of an egg white <cough productive of glairy mucoid sputum (Jour. Amer. Med. Assoc.)> * * * (glārґe) resembling the white of an egg …   Medical dictionary

  • Glairy — Glair y, a. Like glair, or partaking of its qualities; covered with glair; viscous and transparent; slimy. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • glairy — ]rē adjective ( er/ est) Etymology: glair (I) + y 1. : having the characteristics of glair : viscid, slimy glairy mucus 2. : overlaid with or as if with glair …   Useful english dictionary

  • glairy — adj. [L. clarus, clear] Pertaining to glair, or white of an egg …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • glairy — glairiness, n. /glair ee/, adj., glairier, glairiest. 1. of the nature of glair; viscous. 2. covered with glair. Also, glaireous /glair ee euhs/. [1655 65; GLAIR + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • glairy — adj. resembling egg white; having a coating of glair, coated with egg white …   English contemporary dictionary

  • glairy — /ˈglɛəri/ (say glairree) adjective 1. of the nature of glair; viscous. 2. covered with glair. Also, glaireous /ˈglɛəriəs/ (say glairreeuhs). –glairiness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • glair|e|ous — «GLAIR ee uhs», adjective. = glairy. (Cf. ↑glairy) …   Useful english dictionary

  • baregin — Glairin Glair in, n. A glairy viscous substance, which forms on the surface of certain mineral waters, or covers the sides of their inclosures; called also {baregin}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Glaireous — Glair e*ous, a. Glairy; covered with glair. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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