Plummer found the film so saccharine that he even developed a nickname for it: “The Sound of mucus.”
The announcer said brightly, “She is completely effaced right now, and she just lost her mucus plug.”
It would be similar to smoking, only less…and you might get a chronic cough, or raise a little [mucus].
At that time the mucus within the shell in which the young oysters swim looks milky.
mucus and pus (matter such as comes from an abscess) may also be discharged.
This will wash away any mucus or fecal matter that may have collected.
Water precipitates pus from such a solution, but does not mucus.
Persistent accumulation of mucus in the pharynx, continually and recurring in considerable quantities and of a pale-green color.
Of that mucus, both marine animals and marine vegetables are made.
He grew at last so bad, that the mucus, blood, and whole strings of his intestines came from him without intermission.
1660s (replacing Middle English mucilage), from Latin mucus "slime, mold, mucus of the nose, snot," from PIE root *meug- "slippery, slimy," with derivatives referring to wet or slimy substances or conditions (cf. Latin emungere "to sneeze out, blow one's nose," mucere "be moldy or musty," Greek myssesthai "to blow the nose," myxa "mucus," mykes "fungus," Sanskrit muncati "he releases"). Old English had horh, which may be imitative.
mucus mu·cus (myōō'kəs)
The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes.