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mucolytic

[myoo-kuh-lit-ik]
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adjective Biochemistry.
  1. denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.

Origin of mucolytic

First recorded in 1935–40; muco- + -lytic
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mucolytic in Medicine

mucolytic

(myōō′kə-lĭtĭk)
adj.
  1. Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.
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