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mucous

/ˈmjuːkəs/
adjective
1.
of, resembling, or secreting mucus
Derived Forms
mucosity (mjuːˈkɒsɪtɪ) noun
Usage note
The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus
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Word Origin and History for mucose
adj.

1731, from Latin mucosus (see mucous).

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