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Definition of "mucous" []

  • Containing, producing, or secreting mucus: a mucous tissue. (adjective)
  • Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus: a mucous substance. (adjective)

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 "mucous" in a sentence
  • "Every month, for a few days prior to menstruation, the inside lining of the womb (what we call the mucous membrane or endometrium) becomes congested and its bloodvessels become distended with blood."
  • "This type of polyp tends to retain mucous and is inflamed, which causes bleeding when the stool passes by the polyp and some of the surface cells shed."
  • "It has additionally been traditionally used for breathlessness, clearing mucous from the respiratory system, soothing coughs, assisting divert as great as semen prolongation as great as as an insecticide opposite lice."