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mucoid

[myoo-koid]
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noun
  1. Biochemistry. any of a group of substances resembling the mucins, occurring in connective tissue, cysts, etc.
adjective
  1. Also mu·coi·dal [myoo-koid-l] /myuˈkɔɪd l/. resembling mucus.

Origin of mucoid

First recorded in 1840–50; muc(in) + -oid
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Examples from the Web for mucoid

Historical Examples

  • In only a solitary instance were the contents watery and mucoid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 458, October 11, 1884

    Various

  • They are abundant in the scanty morning sputum of apparently healthy persons, but may be present in any mucoid sputum.

  • The fat disappears and is replaced by a mucoid effusion between the fibrous bundles of connective tissue.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for mucoid

mucoid

mucoidal

adjective
  1. of the nature of or resembling mucin
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mucoid in Medicine

mucoid

(myōōkoid′)
n.
  1. Any of various glycoproteins similar to the mucins, especially a mucoprotein.
adj.
  1. Of, containing, or resembling mucus.
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