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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.
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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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Medical 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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