adjective Etymology: Late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum birdlime — more at viscous Date: 1635 1. a. having an adhesive quality ; sticky b. having a glutinous consistency ; viscous 2. covered with a sticky layer • viscidity nounviscidly adverb

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  • Viscid — Vis cid, a. [L. viscidus, fr. viscum the mistletoe, birdlime made from the berries of the mistletoe; akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. viscide.] Sticking or adhering, and having a ropy or glutinous consistency; viscous; glutinous; sticky; tenacious; clammy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • viscid — [vis′id] adj. [LL viscidus, sticky < L viscum, birdlime: see VISCOUS] 1. having a cohesive and sticky fluid consistency; viscous 2. covered with a viscid substance viscidity [vi sid′ə tē] n. viscidly adv …   English World dictionary

  • Viscid — (v. lat.), zähe, klebrig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • viscid — (adj.) sticky, 1610s (implied in viscidity), from L.L. viscidus, from L. viscum mistletoe, birdlime (see VISCOUS (Cf. viscous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • viscid — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ glutinous; sticky. ORIGIN Latin viscidus, from viscum birdlime …   English terms dictionary

  • viscid — adj. [L. viscidus, sticky] Having a thick or sticky consistency; adhesive …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • viscid — viscidity, viscidness, n. viscidly, adv. /vis id/, adj. 1. having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous. 2. Bot. covered by a sticky substance. [1625 35; < LL viscidus, equiv. to L visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe +… …   Universalium

  • viscid — adjective a) Viscous; having a high viscosity. b) Sticky, slimy, or glutinous …   Wiktionary

  • viscid — Sticky; glutinous. [L. viscidus, stick, fr. viscum, birdlime] * * * vis·cid vis əd adj 1) having an adhesive quality 2) having a glutinous consistency: viscous * * * vis·cid (visґid) [L. viscidus] glutinous or sticky …   Medical dictionary

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