Definition of Mucus. Meaning of Mucus. Synonyms of Mucus
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Definition of Mucus
MucusMucus 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
(/ˈmjuːkəs/ MEW-kəs) is a slippery aqueous secretion produced
by, and covering, mucous
membranes. It is typically produced
from cells found
- 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...
the p****age of sperm through
canal. Cervical mucus
is used in several methods
awareness, such as the Creighton...
- Eating mucus
is the act of extracting dried nasal mucus
with one's finger
(rhinotillexis) and the succeeding action
from the nose-picking...
is a slippery secretion produced
by, and covering, mucous membranes Mucus
may also refer
to: Major Mucus
, a character
- Dried nasal mucus
, colloquially known
as a boogie, booger, bogey, or snot are contents found
in the human
nose. It is a result
of the normally...
- Alkaline mucus
is a thick fluid produced
by animals which confers tissue protection
in an acidic
environment, such as in the stomach. Mucus
(/ˈruːm/; from Gr****: ῥεῦμα rheuma
'a flowing, rheum') is a thin mucus naturally discharged
from the eyes, nose, or mouth, often during sleep
of the nasal mucous
membrane. This action allows
to escape through
is possibly linked
- by heat") is mucus produced
by the respiratory
by the nasal
p****ages. It often refers
to respiratory mucus expelled
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