- Biochemistry. any of a group of substances resembling the mucins, occurring in connective tissue, cysts, etc.
- Also mu·coi·dal [myoo-koid-l] /myuˈkɔɪd l/. resembling mucus.
Origin of mucoid
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Examples from the Web for mucoid
In only a solitary instance were the contents watery and mucoid.
They are abundant in the scanty morning sputum of apparently healthy persons, but may be present in any mucoid sputum.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
The fat disappears and is replaced by a mucoid effusion between the fibrous bundles of connective tissue.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
- of the nature of or resembling mucin
- Any of various glycoproteins similar to the mucins, especially a mucoprotein.
- Of, containing, or resembling mucus.
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