|1.||a sticky preparation, such as gum or glue, used as an adhesive|
|2.||a complex glutinous carbohydrate secreted by certain plants|
|[C14: via Old French from Late Latin mūcilāgo mouldy juice; see |
mucilage mu·ci·lage (myōō'sə-lĭj)
A viscid preparation consisting of a solution of a plant-based gum in water and used in pharmacy as an excipient.