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mucilaginous

[myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuh s] /ˌmyu səˈlædʒ ə nəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or secreting mucilage.
2.
of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid.
Origin of mucilaginous
1640-1650
1640-50; < Late Latin mūcilāgin- (stem of mūcilāgō) mucilage + -ous
Related forms
mucilaginously, adverb
nonmucilaginous, adjective
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Word Origin and History for mucilaginous
adj.

early 15c., "viscous, sticky," from Medieval Latin muscilaginosus, from Late Latin mucilaginosus, from mucillago (see mucilage). Related: Mucilaginously.

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mucilaginous in Medicine

mucilaginous mu·ci·lag·i·nous (myōō'sə-lāj'ə-nəs)
adj.
Resembling mucilage; moist and sticky.

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