- having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.
- Botany. covered by a sticky substance.
Origin of viscid
Related Words for viscidadhesive, clammy, gelatinous, glutinous, gooey, mucilaginous, slimy, stiff, tenacious, thick, tough, viscose, gluey, ropy, syrupy
Examples from the Web for viscid
Historical Examples of viscid
The stem is soon hollow, two to three inches long, viscid, pallid.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Viscid: sticky: covered with a shiny, resinous or greasy matter.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
These glands secrete a viscid juice at the time of anthesis.A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses
Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
It is only partially soluble in water, forming a viscid mucilage.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
It whipped about him, soft, sticky, viscid—utterly loathsome.
- cohesive and sticky; glutinous; viscous
- (esp of a leaf) covered with a sticky substance
Word Origin for viscid
"sticky," 1610s (implied in viscidity), from Late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum "mistletoe, birdlime" (see viscous).
- Thick and adhesive. Used of a fluid.
- Covered with a sticky coating.