mucous connective tissue
A gelatinous type of connective tissue characteristically supporting the blood vessels of the umbilical cord.
The Painful Meaning of “Turf Toe,” “Metatarsalphalangeal Joint Sprain,” or “Death Toe”Recently, the Detroit Lions’ Jahvid Best was forced out of a football game due to turf toe — Grade 2 turf toe, to be exact. It’s a funky name for what can become an significant injury for professional athletes. First of all, turf toe gets its name because athletes who play on artificial turf face the highest risk of suffering from it. This means football players, rugby …
How are “scum,” “sludge,” “slush,” “slime,” “ooze,” “muck,” “mire,” “goo” and “gunk” different?Toxic red sludge poured into a Hungarian village this week after a dam containing the chemical residue from an aluminum plant burst. At least four people were killed and dozens injured. The sludge continues to flow and threatens to contaminate the Danube River, one of Europe’s major waterways. This tragedy poses a linguistic puzzle that, hopefully, can help us better describe the type of environmental horrors that seem to …
- mucous cell,
- mucous colitis,
- mucous gland,
- mucous membrane,
- mucous plug,
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