Dictionary.com

mucilaginous

[ myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs /
Save This Word!

adjective

of, relating to, or secreting mucilage.
of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
Question 1 of 7
Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of mucilaginous

1640–50; <Late Latin mūcilāgin- (stem of mūcilāgō) mucilage + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM mucilaginous

mu·ci·lag·i·nous·ly, adverbnon·mu·ci·lag·i·nous, adjective

Words nearby mucilaginous

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for mucilaginous

Medical definitions for mucilaginous

mucilaginous
[ myōō′sə-lăjə-nəs ]

adj.

Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!