Origin of mucous
Examples from the Web for mucous
Traveling through the bodily fluids of an infected person, Ebola enters through a mucous membrane or break in the skin.
A simple hypermia of the mucous membrane may cause sufficient obstruction of the bile-ducts to give rise to jaundice.
Of all the symptoms of measles, the catarrh of the mucous membranes is undoubtedly the most pathognomonic.
It also affects parts covered by mucous membrane, such as the cheek, tongue, and soft palate.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
An inflammation of a mucous membrane, usually attended with an increased secretion of mucus.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
In the ileum the mucous folds are obliterated or swollen and thickened.
British Dictionary definitions for mucous
mucose (ˈmjuːkəʊs, -kəʊz)
Word Origin for mucous
Word Origin and History for mucous
1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus "slimy, mucous," from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.