Definition of Mucus. Meaning of Mucus. Synonyms of Mucus

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Definition of Mucus

Mucus
Mucus Mu"cus, n. [L. mucus, muccus; cf. mucere 8be moldy or musty, Gr. ? mucus, and Skr. muc to release. Cf. Match for striking fire, Moist, Mucilage.] 1. (Physiol.) A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc. 2. (Physiol.) Any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; -- improperly so used. 3. (Bot.) A gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain alg[ae] and other plants.

Meaning of Mucus from wikipedia

- Mucus (/ˈmjuːkəs/ MEW-kəs) is a polymer. It is a slippery aqueous secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes. It is typically produced from...
- epithelial cells that secrete mucus, and an underlying lamina propria of loose connective tissue. The type of cells and type of mucus secreted vary from organ...
- block or prevent the p****age of sperm through the cervical canal. Cervical mucus is used in several methods of fertility awareness, such as the Creighton...
- nasal mucus, colloquially known as a boogie, booger or bogey, is found in the nose. It is a result of drying of the normally viscous colloidal mucus, commonly...
- Mucus plug may refer to: plugging of the bronchioles by mucus Cervical mucus plug...
- Eating mucus is the act of extracting nasal mucus with one's finger (rhinotillexis) and the succeeding action of ingesting the mucus from the nose-picking...
- Mucus is a slippery secretion produced by, and covering, mucous membranes Mucus may also refer to: Major Mucus, a character from Earthworm Jim Rubella...
- cervical mucus plug (operculum) is a plug that fills and seals the cervical canal during pregnancy. It is formed by a small amount of cervical mucus. The...
- mucus and phlegm are not always the same. Mucus is a normal protective layering around the airway, eye, nasal turbinate, and urogenital tract. Mucus is...
- continuous expression of liquid from the **** (per ****). Normal rectal mucus is needed for proper excretion of waste. Otherwise, this is closely related...
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