Definition of Mucilaginous

1. Adjective. Having the sticky properties of an adhesive.




Definition of Mucilaginous

1. a. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid.

Definition of Mucilaginous

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous. ¹

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Definition of Mucilaginous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Mucilaginous

1. 1. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid. 2. Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands. 3. Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants. Mucilag"inousness. Origin: Cf. F. Mucilagineux. See Mucilage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucilaginous

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

Literary usage of Mucilaginous

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1. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"... mucilaginous. GUNCOTTON, see Collodion — go Ethereal solution of, Collodion. GUMS, (Sax. soma, 'the gum,') ..."

2. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"that there arc mucilaginous and carbohydrate bodies which are distinguished from each other by the fact that certain are soluble in water, others in dilute ..."

3. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"The following table shows the relative proportion of soluble and insoluble gummy matters contained in certain mucilaginous alimentary substances:— PROXIMATE ..."

4. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... state soft and gelatinous, this transient state, considerably exaggerated, characterizing the permanent condition of the mucilaginous habitations of ..."

5. A Treatise on Pharmacy by Edward Parrish (1864)
"SYLLABUS OF GUMS AND mucilaginous MEDICINES. ... Five grs. of the powder render one ounce of hot water highly mucilaginous. ..."

6. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"... mucilaginous. GUNCOTTON, see Collodion — go Ethereal solution of, Collodion. GUMS, (Sax. soma, 'the gum,') ..."

7. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"that there arc mucilaginous and carbohydrate bodies which are distinguished from each other by the fact that certain are soluble in water, others in dilute ..."

8. A Treatise on Food and Diet: With Observations on the Dietetical Regimen by Jonathan Pereira (1843)
"The following table shows the relative proportion of soluble and insoluble gummy matters contained in certain mucilaginous alimentary substances:— PROXIMATE ..."

9. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... state soft and gelatinous, this transient state, considerably exaggerated, characterizing the permanent condition of the mucilaginous habitations of ..."

10. A Treatise on Pharmacy by Edward Parrish (1864)
"SYLLABUS OF GUMS AND mucilaginous MEDICINES. ... Five grs. of the powder render one ounce of hot water highly mucilaginous. ..."

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