viscid

[vis-id]
adjective
1.
having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.
2.
Botany. covered by a sticky substance.

Origin:
1625–35; < Late Latin viscidus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe + -idus -id4; see viscous

viscidity, viscidness, noun
viscidly, adverb
nonviscid, adjective
nonviscidly, adverb
nonviscidness, noun
nonviscidity, noun
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viscid (ˈvɪsɪd)
 
adj
1.  cohesive and sticky; glutinous; viscous
2.  (esp of a leaf) covered with a sticky substance
 
[C17: from Late Latin viscidus sticky, from Latin viscum mistletoe or birdlime]
 
vis'cidity
 
n
 
'viscidness
 
n
 
'viscidly
 
adv

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viscid
"sticky," 1611 (implied in viscidity), from L.L. viscidus, from L. viscum "mistletoe, birdlime" (see viscous).
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viscid vis·cid (vĭs'ĭd)
adj.

  1. Thick and adhesive. Used of a fluid.

  2. Covered with a sticky coating.


vis·cid'i·ty or vis'cid·ness n.
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Example sentences
It is of a semifluid, viscid consistence, and probably colloidal in nature.
It has a viscid stem and leaves and bears numerous panicles of small white flowers.
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