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viscid

[vis-id] /ˈvɪs ɪd/
adjective
1.
having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous.
2.
Botany. covered by a sticky substance.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Late Latin viscidus, equivalent to Latin visc(um) mistletoe, birdlime made from mistletoe + -idus -id4; see viscous
Related forms
viscidity, viscidness, noun
viscidly, adverb
nonviscid, adjective
nonviscidly, adverb
nonviscidness, noun
nonviscidity, noun
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Examples from the web for viscid
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for viscid

viscid

/ˈvɪsɪd/
adjective
1.
cohesive and sticky; glutinous; viscous
2.
(esp of a leaf) covered with a sticky substance
Derived Forms
viscidity, viscidness, noun
viscidly, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin viscidus sticky, from Latin viscum mistletoe or birdlime
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Word Origin and History for viscid
adj.

"sticky," 1610s (implied in viscidity), from Late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum "mistletoe, birdlime" (see viscous).

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viscid in Medicine

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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