mucinoid

mucin

[myoo-sin]
noun Biochemistry.
any of a class of glycoproteins found in saliva, gastric juice, etc., that form viscous solutions and act as lubricants or protectants on external and internal surfaces of the body.

Origin:
1825–35; muc- + -in2

mucinoid, adjective
mucinous [myoo-suh-nuhs] , adjective
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mucin (ˈmjuːsɪn)
 
n
biochem any of a group of nitrogenous mucoproteins occurring in saliva, skin, tendon, etc, that produce a very viscous solution in water
 
[C19: via French from Latin mucus]
 
'mucinous
 
adj

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mucin mu·cin (myōō'sĭn)
n.
Any of a group of glycoproteins found especially in the secretions of mucous membranes.


mu'cin·ous adj.

mucinoid mu·cin·oid (myōō'sə-noid')
adj.
Resembling mucin.

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