[myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuh s]


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

Nearby words

  1. muciform,
  2. mucigel,
  3. mucigen,
  4. mucigenous,
  5. mucilage,
  6. mucin,
  7. mucinase,
  8. mucinemia,
  9. mucinogen,
  10. mucinoid

Origin of mucilaginous

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

Related formsmu·ci·lag·i·nous·ly, adverbnon·mu·ci·lag·i·nous, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for mucilaginous



early 15c., "viscous, sticky," from Medieval Latin muscilaginosus, from Late Latin mucilaginosus, from mucillago (see mucilage). Related: Mucilaginously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for mucilaginous




Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.

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