Origin of mucous
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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.Blood Is Ebola’s Weapon and Weakness
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The glans is covered and the prepuce is lined by mucous membrane.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
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For this reason it may attack any part of the body where mucous membrane is.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
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We may act on either the skin or mucous membrane, or both at once.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
The mucous membrane, upon which this ramifies, is of considerable extent in man.Popular Education
Wax is also used to paint over the mucous membrane, where shown or exposed.Practical Taxidermy
mucose (ˈmjuːkəʊs, -kəʊz)
- of, resembling, or secreting mucus
C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus
The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous . Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective
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Word Origin and History for mucous
1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus "slimy, mucous," from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Containing, producing, or secreting mucus.
- Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
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