Definition of Mucigen

1. n. A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial cells, and gives rise to mucin.



Definition of Mucigen

1. Noun. (physiology) A substance formed in mucous epithelial cells that gives rise to mucin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucigen

1. a substance secreted by the cells of mucus membrane [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mucigen

1. A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial cells, and gives rise to mucin. Origin: Mucin + -gen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucigen

muchnesses
mucho
muchos gracias
muchwhat
muci-
mucic
mucic acid
mucicarmine
mucid
mucidities
mucidity
muciferous
mucific
mucification
muciform
mucigen (current term)
mucigenous
mucigens
mucihematein
mucilage
mucilages
mucilaginous
mucilaginous gland
mucilaginously
mucilaginousness
mucin
mucin clot test
mucinaemia
mucinase
mucinogen

Literary usage of Mucigen

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"And we might further infer that during the act of secretion the granules of mucigen are transformed into masses of mucin and so discharged from the cell. ..."

2. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"But Langley's criticism is not limited to the chemical grounds which have been alleged in favour of the hypothetical mucigen. He considers that the ..."

3. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"68. rise to mucin, and which we might call mucigen. And we might further infer that during the act of secretion the granules of ..."

4. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"Many of the columnar cells of the general surface also appear to lose their clear hem, and become filled with mucigen during winter. ..."

5. A Compend of human physiology: Especially Adapted for the Use of Medical by Albert Philson Brubaker (1897)
"After secretion has taken place the cells exhibit a marked change. The mucigen cells have disappeared, and in their place are cells which are small, dark, ..."

6. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"And we might further infer that during the act of secretion the granules of mucigen are transformed into masses of mucin and so discharged from the cell. ..."

7. A Text-book of the Physiological Chemistry of the Animal Body: Including an by Arthur Gamgee (1893)
"But Langley's criticism is not limited to the chemical grounds which have been alleged in favour of the hypothetical mucigen. He considers that the ..."

8. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"68. rise to mucin, and which we might call mucigen. And we might further infer that during the act of secretion the granules of ..."

9. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1893)
"Many of the columnar cells of the general surface also appear to lose their clear hem, and become filled with mucigen during winter. ..."

10. A Compend of human physiology: Especially Adapted for the Use of Medical by Albert Philson Brubaker (1897)
"After secretion has taken place the cells exhibit a marked change. The mucigen cells have disappeared, and in their place are cells which are small, dark, ..."

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