HyperDic: mucin

English > 1 sense of the word mucin:
NOUNsubstancemucina nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions
English > mucin: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces.
BroaderglycoproteinA conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component
Substance ofmucus, mucous secretionProtective secretion of the mucus membranes
Adjectivesmucinoidresembling mucin
mucinousrelating to or containing mucin

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