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mucoid

[myoo-koid] /ˈmyu kɔɪd/
noun
1.
Biochemistry. any of a group of substances resembling the mucins, occurring in connective tissue, cysts, etc.
adjective
2.
Also, mucoidal
[myoo-koid-l] /myuˈkɔɪd l/ (Show IPA)
. resembling mucus.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; muc(in) + -oid
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Examples for mucoid
  • Fluctuating blurring is common, due to tearing and mucoid discharge.
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mucoid

/ˈmjuːkɔɪd/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling mucin
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mucoid in Medicine

mucoid mu·coid (myōō'koid')
n.
Any of various glycoproteins similar to the mucins, especially a mucoprotein. adj.
Of, containing, or resembling mucus.

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