any of various, usually liquid, preparations of gum, glue, or the like, used as an adhesive.
any of various gummy secretions or gelatinous substances present in plants.
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How to use mucilage in a sentence
Prior to spreading it out on the plates, about 4% or 5% of thick mucilage is commonly added.
To effect this object the mucilage should be thick, and the tracing paper should be dampened with a sponge after it is pasted.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught | Joshua Rose
At last we seem to have a mucilage brush that is going to answer every requirement.
The new brush is so arranged that it does not touch the mucilage, but is held above it by a spring in the handle.
Impregnate the tissues with mucilage for twelve to twenty-four hours, according to size.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique | John William Henry Eyre
British Dictionary definitions for mucilage
a sticky preparation, such as gum or glue, used as an adhesive
a complex glutinous carbohydrate secreted by certain plants
- mucilaginous (ˌmjuːsɪˈlædʒɪnəs), adjective
- mucilaginously, adverb
- mucilaginousness, noun
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