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mucilaginous

[ myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuhs ]
/ ˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of mucilaginous

1640–50; <Late Latin mūcilāgin- (stem of mūcilāgō) mucilage + -ous
mu·ci·lag·i·nous·ly, adverbnon·mu·ci·lag·i·nous, adjective
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Medical definitions for mucilaginous

mucilaginous
[ myōō′sə-lăjə-nəs ]

adj.

Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.
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