viscid

[ vis-id ]
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adjective
  1. having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.

  2. Botany. covered by a sticky substance.

Origin of viscid

1
1625–35; <Late Latin viscidus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe + -idus-id4; see viscous

Other words from viscid

  • vis·cid·i·ty, vis·cid·ness, noun
  • vis·cid·ly, adverb
  • non·vis·cid, adjective
  • non·vis·cid·ly, adverb
  • non·vis·cid·ness, noun
  • non·vis·cid·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for viscid

viscid

/ (ˈvɪsɪd) /


adjective
  1. cohesive and sticky; glutinous; viscous

  2. (esp of a leaf) covered with a sticky substance

Origin of viscid

1
C17: from Late Latin viscidus sticky, from Latin viscum mistletoe or birdlime

Derived forms of viscid

  • viscidity or viscidness, noun
  • viscidly, adverb

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