mucolytic

[ myoo-kuh-lit-ik ]
/ ˌmyu kəˈlɪt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.

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Origin of mucolytic

First recorded in 1935–40; muco- + -lytic
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Medical definitions for mucolytic

mucolytic
[ myōō′kə-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.
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