mucus
noun Etymology: Latin, nasal mucus; akin to Greek myxa mucus Date: 1661 a viscid slippery secretion that is usually rich in mucins and is produced by mucous membranes which it moistens and protects

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  • mucus — mucus …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Mucus — d un être humain. Les mucus sont différentes sécrétions visqueuses et translucides, produites par divers organismes, et chez ceux ci par diverses organes ou muqueuses. Sommaire 1 Types de mucus …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mucus — [ mykys ] n. m. • 1743; mot lat. « morve » ♦ Anat. Liquide transparent, d aspect filant, produit par les glandes muqueuses et servant d enduit protecteur à la surface des muqueuses. ⇒ mucosité. ● mucus nom masculin (latin mucus, morve) Sécrétion… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mucus — MÚCUS s.n. Secreţie produsă de celulele mucoase ale unor glande. – Din lat., fr. mucus. Trimis de ana zecheru, 01.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  MÚCUS s. (biol.) pituită, (înv.) muc. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  múcus s …   Dicționar Român

  • mucus — (n.) 1660s (replacing M.E. mucilage), from L. mucus slime, mold, mucus of the nose, snot, from PIE root *meug slippery, slimy, with derivatives referring to wet or slimy substances or conditions (Cf. L. emungere to sneeze out, blow one s nose,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Mucus — Mu cus (m[=u] k[u^]s), n. [L. mucus, muccus; cf. mucere to be moldy or musty, Gr. my xa mucus, and Skr. muc to release. Cf. {Match} for striking fire, {Moist}, {Mucilage}.] 1. (Physiol.) A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mucus — mucus, mucous Mucus is the noun for a slimy substance secreted by a gland, and mucous is the corresponding adjective (as in mucous membrane) …   Modern English usage

  • Mucus — (lat.), Schleim. M. Malpighii, s. Malpighischer Schleim u. Haut …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Mucus — (lat.), s. Schleim …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • mucus — ► NOUN 1) a slimy substance secreted by the mucous membranes and glands of animals for lubrication, protection, etc. 2) mucilage from plants. ORIGIN Latin, related to Greek mussesthai blow the nose , mukter nose, nostril …   English terms dictionary

  • mucus — [myo͞o′kəs] n. [L: see MEEK, MUCK] the thick, slimy secretion of the mucous membranes, that moistens and protects them …   English World dictionary

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