[ myoo-sin ]
/ ˈmyu sɪn /
any of a class of glycoproteins found in saliva, gastric juice, etc., that form viscous solutions and act as lubricants or protectants on external and internal surfaces of the body.
Related formsmu·cin·oid, adjectivemu·ci·nous [myoo-suh-nuh s] /ˈmyu sə nəs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mucinoid
/ (ˈmjuːsɪn) /
biochem any of a group of nitrogenous mucoproteins occurring in saliva, skin, tendon, etc, that produce a very viscous solution in water
Derived Formsmucinous, adjective
Word Origin for mucin
C19: via French from Latin mucus
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Medicine definitions for mucinoid (1 of 2)
[ myōō′sə-noid′ ]
Medicine definitions for mucinoid (2 of 2)
[ myōō′sĭn ]
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.
Related formsmu′cin•ous adj.
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