Definition of Mucilage

1. Noun. A gelatinous substance secreted by plants.

Generic synonyms: Gum
Derivative terms: Mucilaginous



2. Noun. Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive.
Exact synonyms: Glue, Gum
Specialized synonyms: Animal Glue, Casein Glue, Fish Glue, Marine Glue
Generic synonyms: Cement
Derivative terms: Glue, Glue, Gluey, Gum, Gummy, Mucilaginous

Definition of Mucilage

1. n. A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.

Definition of Mucilage

1. Noun. A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucilage

1. an adhesive substance [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mucilage

1. Sticky mixture of carbohydrates in plants. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucilage

muci-
mucic
mucic acid
mucicarmine
mucid
mucidities
mucidity
muciferous
mucific
muciform
mucigen
mucigenous
mucigens
mucihematein
mucilage (current term)
mucilages
mucilaginous
mucilaginous gland
mucilaginously
mucilaginousness
mucin
mucin clot test
mucinaemia
mucinase
mucinogen
mucinogen granules
mucinogens
mucinoid

Literary usage of Mucilage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"Dr. Hollick says: "A 'Notice' was written on a piece of common brown paper, and pasted on the inside of the window with ordinary mucilage. ..."

2. American Druggist (1887)
"I found it exceedingly troublesome to get the mucilage clear, the insoluble particles suspended in it being so minute that the straining medium necessary to ..."

3. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"That which pos- sesses the character of mucilage. ... An epithet for all bodies containing mucilage or mum.-. It is, also, sometimes used synonymously with ..."

4. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"mucilage. The term mucilage is applied to those substances which with ... mucilage is widely distributed, and occurs in all or nearly all classes of plants. ..."

5. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"mucilage mucilage is of common occurrence in medicinal plants. Characteristic mucilage cavities filled with mucilage occur in sassafras stem (Plate 66, Fig. ..."

6. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"mucilage-hairs. Scales. We find appendages in the lowest members of the Hepaticae taking the form only of hair-like bodies secreting mucilage which surround ..."

7. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1862)
"Vegetable mucilage boiled with dilute acids becomes mobile and is resolved ... Quince mucilage is at first coagulated by acids, and decomposed after a few ..."

8. The Popular Science Monthly (1874)
"Dr. Hollick says: "A 'Notice' was written on a piece of common brown paper, and pasted on the inside of the window with ordinary mucilage. ..."

9. American Druggist (1887)
"I found it exceedingly troublesome to get the mucilage clear, the insoluble particles suspended in it being so minute that the straining medium necessary to ..."

10. Medical lexicon by Robley Dunglison (1860)
"That which pos- sesses the character of mucilage. ... An epithet for all bodies containing mucilage or mum.-. It is, also, sometimes used synonymously with ..."

11. An Introduction to the Chemistry of Plant Products by Paul Haas, Thomas George Hill (1917)
"mucilage. The term mucilage is applied to those substances which with ... mucilage is widely distributed, and occurs in all or nearly all classes of plants. ..."

12. Histology of Medicinal Plants by William Mansfield (1916)
"mucilage mucilage is of common occurrence in medicinal plants. Characteristic mucilage cavities filled with mucilage occur in sassafras stem (Plate 66, Fig. ..."

13. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"mucilage-hairs. Scales. We find appendages in the lowest members of the Hepaticae taking the form only of hair-like bodies secreting mucilage which surround ..."

14. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1862)
"Vegetable mucilage boiled with dilute acids becomes mobile and is resolved ... Quince mucilage is at first coagulated by acids, and decomposed after a few ..."

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