Origin of mucous
Related Words for mucousviscous, clammy, muddy, glutinous, miry, mucky, mucous, scummy, yukky, close, dank, moist, pasty, slimy, soggy, sticky, sweaty, wet, drizzly, mucid
Examples from the Web for mucous
Contemporary Examples of 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
October 26, 2014
Historical Examples of mucous
The glans is covered and the prepuce is lined by mucous membrane.The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield S. Hall
For this reason it may attack any part of the body where mucous membrane is.The Eugenic Marriage, Vol 2 (of 4)
W. Grant Hague
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
Word Origin for mucous
Word Origin and History for mucous
1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus "slimy, mucous," from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.
- Containing, producing, or secreting mucus.
- Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus.