mucoid

[myoo-koid]
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noun

Biochemistry. any of a group of substances resembling the mucins, occurring in connective tissue, cysts, etc.

adjective

Also mu·coi·dal [myoo-koid-l] /myuˈkɔɪd l/. resembling mucus.

Origin of mucoid

First recorded in 1840–50; muc(in) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for mucoid

mucoid

mucoidal

adjective

of the nature of or resembling mucin
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Medicine definitions for mucoid

mucoid

[myōōkoid′]

n.

Any of various glycoproteins similar to the mucins, especially a mucoprotein.

adj.

Of, containing, or resembling mucus.
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