submucous

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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mucous
1640s, from L. mucosus, from mucus (see mucus).
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mucous mu·cous (myōō'kəs)
adj.

  1. Containing, producing, or secreting mucus.

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

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