HyperDic: mucous_secretion

English > 1 sense of the expression mucous secretion:
NOUNbodymucous secretion, mucusprotective secretion of the mucus membranes
English > mucous secretion: 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.
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

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