Origin of mucus
Examples from the Web for mucus
It would be similar to smoking, only less…and you might get a chronic cough, or raise a little [mucus].
Plummer found the film so saccharine that he even developed a nickname for it: “The Sound of Mucus.”Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films|Marlow Stern|June 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The announcer said brightly, “She is completely effaced right now, and she just lost her mucus plug.”
A sufficient amount of mucus or fecal matter will usually be brought away by it.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The presence of mucus or of mucus tinged with blood in the stools shows the predominance of colitis.
An inflammation of a mucous membrane, usually attended with an increased secretion of mucus.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
As might be expected from the nature of the disease, the secretion of mucus from the intestinal surface is augmented.
Blenny, blen′ni, n. a genus of acanthopterygious fishes, covered with mucus or slimy matter.
British Dictionary definitions for mucus
Word Origin for mucus
Word Origin and History for mucus
1660s (replacing Middle English mucilage), from Latin mucus "slime, mold, mucus of the nose, snot," from PIE root *meug- "slippery, slimy," with derivatives referring to wet or slimy substances or conditions (cf. Latin emungere "to sneeze out, blow one's nose," mucere "be moldy or musty," Greek myssesthai "to blow the nose," myxa "mucus," mykes "fungus," Sanskrit muncati "he releases"). Old English had horh, which may be imitative.