mucinogen

[myōō-sĭnə-jən, -jĕn′]

n.

Any of various substances, such as glycoproteins, that form mucin through the imbibition of water.

Nearby words

  1. mucilage,
  2. mucilaginous,
  3. mucin,
  4. mucinase,
  5. mucinemia,
  6. mucinoid,
  7. mucinosis,
  8. mucinous,
  9. mucinous carcinoma,
  10. muciparous


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