HyperDic: mucus

English > 1 sense of the word mucus:
NOUNbodymucus, mucous secretionprotective secretion of the mucus membranes
mucus > pronunciation
Soundsmyuw'kahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > mucus: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningProtective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium.
Synonymmucous secretion
Narrowerboogerdried nasal mucus
leukorrhea, leucorrheaDischarge of white mucous material from the vagina
phlegm, sputumexpectorated matter
snotnasal mucus
BroadersecretionA functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
SubstancesmucinA nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions
Spanishmoco, mucosidad, mucus, secreción mucosa
Catalanmoc, mucositat, mucus
Adjectivesmuciferouscontaining or secreting mucus
mucoid, mucoidalrelating to or resembling mucus
mucopurulentcontaining or composed of mucus and pus
mucous, mucoseof or secreting or covered with or resembling mucus

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