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Definition of "mucin" []

  • Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mucin" in a sentence
  • "The glands which had been in contact with the mucin were a little darkened."
  • "The treatment is good for patients with only specific cancers, like mesothelioma, appendix cancer and pseudomyxoma peritonea a rare cancer in the abdominal cavity that produces proteins called mucin, as well as some patients with colon cancer, according to UCSD."
  • "Kim 2002 Identification of Pseudomonas aeruginosa flagellin as an adhesin for Muc1 mucin."