mucoid

[ myoo-koid ]
/ ˈmyu kɔɪd /
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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.

Nearby words

  1. mucocutaneous junction,
  2. mucocutaneous leishmaniasis,
  3. mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome,
  4. mucoenteritis,
  5. mucoepidermoid,
  6. mucoid degeneration,
  7. mucoidal,
  8. mucolipidosis,
  9. mucolipidosis i,
  10. mucolipidosis ii

Origin of mucoid

First recorded in 1840–50; muc(in) + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for mucoid

mucoid

mucoidal

/ (ˈmjuːkɔɪd) /

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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