viscid

[ vis-id ]
/ ˈvɪs ɪd /

adjective

having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.
Botany. covered by a sticky substance.

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Origin of viscid

1625–35; < Late Latin viscidus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe + -idus -id4; see viscous

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British Dictionary definitions for viscid

viscid
/ (ˈvɪsɪd) /

adjective

cohesive and sticky; glutinous; viscous
(esp of a leaf) covered with a sticky substance

Derived forms of viscid

viscidity or viscidness, nounviscidly, adverb

Word Origin for viscid

C17: from Late Latin viscidus sticky, from Latin viscum mistletoe or birdlime
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Medical definitions for viscid

viscid
[ vĭsĭd ]

adj.

Thick and adhesive. Used of a fluid.
Covered with a sticky coating.

Other words from viscid

vis•cidi•ty null n.
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