mucous

[myoo-kuhs]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
2.
containing or secreting mucus.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin mūcōsus slimy, mucous, equivalent to mūc(us) snot (see mucus) + -ōsus -ous

mucosity [myoo-kos-i-tee] , noun
nonmucous, adjective
submucous, adjective

mucous, mucus.
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mucous or mucose (ˈmjuːkəs, ˈmjuːkəʊs, -kəʊz)
 
adj
of, resembling, or secreting mucus
 
[C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus]
 
usage  The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective
 
mucose or mucose
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus]
 
usage  The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective
 
mucosity or mucose
 
n

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Word Origin & History

mucous
1640s, from L. mucosus, from mucus (see mucus).
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Medical Dictionary

mucous mu·cous (myōō'kəs)
adj.

  1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus.

  2. Relating to, consisting of, or resembling mucus.

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Example sentences
It damage your mucous membrane of your nose and stay away from opium too.
Together they provide a framework for the vocal folds, flaps of mucous membrane
  attached to muscles either side of the larynx.
Rather these bacteria are so common that many of us harbor them in our noses
  and other mucous membranes.
Finally, barracuda also cut down on their drag with a slime they secrete from
  mucous cells.
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