mucolytic

[myoo-kuh-lit-ik]
adjective Biochemistry.
denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.

Origin:
1935–40; muco- + -lytic

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mucolytic mu·co·lyt·ic (myōō'kə-lĭt'ĭk)
adj.
Capable of dissolving, digesting, or liquefying mucus.

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Acetylcysteine, a common mucolytic, is an antioxidant as well.
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