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mucolytic

[myoo-kuh-lit-ik] /ˌmyu kəˈlɪt ɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry
1.
denoting or pertaining to enzymes that break down mucus.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; muco- + -lytic
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  • Acetylcysteine, a common mucolytic, is an antioxidant as well.
mucolytic in Medicine

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

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