mucilaginous

[myoo-suh-laj-uh-nuhs]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or secreting mucilage.
2.
of the nature of or resembling mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin mūcilāgin- (stem of mūcilāgō) mucilage + -ous

mucilaginously, adverb
nonmucilaginous, adjective
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mucilage (ˈmjuːsɪlɪdʒ)
 
n
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 mucid]
 
mucilaginous
 
adj
 
muci'laginously
 
adv
 
muci'laginousness
 
n

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

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Example sentences
Stems are often tufted, and when pulled apart, the copious mucilaginous slime
  inside forms what somewhat resembles a spider's web.
Bacterial cells on the outer mucilaginous sheath of this colony show as bright
  green dots.
The pads contain a thick, mucilaginous fluid to help maintain moisture.
Refreshing beverage is made by soaking the mucilaginous seeds in water.
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