Definition of Mucin

1. Noun. A nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces.

Substance meronyms: Mucous Secretion, Mucus
Generic synonyms: Glycoprotein
Derivative terms: Mucinous



Definition of Mucin

1. n. See Mucedin.

Definition of Mucin

1. Noun. (biochemistry) Any of several glycoproteins found in mucus ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucin

1. a protein secreted by the mucous membranes [n -S] : MUCINOID, MUCINOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Mucin

1. 1. See Mucedin. 2. An albuminoid substance which is contained in mucus, and gives to the latter secretion its peculiar ropy character. It is found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between the fibres of connective tissue, as in tendons. Origin: From Mucus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucin

mucidity
muciferous
mucific
muciform
mucigen
mucigenous
mucigens
mucihematein
mucilage
mucilages
mucilaginous
mucilaginous gland
mucilaginously
mucilaginousness
mucin (current term)
mucin clot test
mucinaemia
mucinase
mucinogen
mucinogen granules
mucinogens
mucinoid
mucinolytic
mucinoses
mucinosis
mucinous
mucinous carcinoma
mucinous cystic neoplasm of pancreas

Literary usage of Mucin

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1. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"The Topical Application of mucin in Certain Affections of the Nose, ... It is claimed for mucin that it does more than anything that has yet been tried to ..."

2. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"mucin-solutions do not filter at all readily, and the tough mucin-coagula ... Bile mucin From the bile of man and dogs mucin may be directly precipitated by ..."

3. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"mucin. If acetic acid be cautiously added to mixed saliva the viscidity of the ... This ropy mass, which is mucin, if stirred carefully with a glass rod, ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"mucin. If acetic acid be cautiously added to mixed saliva the viscidity of the ... This ropy mass, which is mucin, if stirred carefully with a glass rod, ..."

5. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"Neutral or slightly alkaline solutions of mucin in aqueous alkalis are not ... Acid solutions of mucin are precipitated by ferrocyanide of potassium only on ..."

6. A Guide to the practical examination of urine. For the use of physicians and by James Tyson (1891)
"mucin.—This proteid, abundant in urine which has passed over irritated urinary passages, is said to be present, to some extent, in all urines. ..."

7. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"For the purpose of determining the antigenic properties of the glycoproteins, as a class of compound proteins, three mucin preparations were made. ..."

8. The Laryngoscope by American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society (1908)
"The Topical Application of mucin in Certain Affections of the Nose, ... It is claimed for mucin that it does more than anything that has yet been tried to ..."

9. Elements of the Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Gustav Mann, Walther Löb, Henry William Frederic Lorenz, Robert Wiedersheim, William Newton Parker, Thomas Jeffery Parker, Harry Clary Jones, Sunao Tawara, Leverett White Brownell, Max Julius Louis Le Blanc, Willis Rodney Whitney, John Wesley Brown, Wi (1906)
"mucin-solutions do not filter at all readily, and the tough mucin-coagula ... Bile mucin From the bile of man and dogs mucin may be directly precipitated by ..."

10. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"mucin. If acetic acid be cautiously added to mixed saliva the viscidity of the ... This ropy mass, which is mucin, if stirred carefully with a glass rod, ..."

11. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"mucin. If acetic acid be cautiously added to mixed saliva the viscidity of the ... This ropy mass, which is mucin, if stirred carefully with a glass rod, ..."

12. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1871)
"Neutral or slightly alkaline solutions of mucin in aqueous alkalis are not ... Acid solutions of mucin are precipitated by ferrocyanide of potassium only on ..."

13. A Guide to the practical examination of urine. For the use of physicians and by James Tyson (1891)
"mucin.—This proteid, abundant in urine which has passed over irritated urinary passages, is said to be present, to some extent, in all urines. ..."

14. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"For the purpose of determining the antigenic properties of the glycoproteins, as a class of compound proteins, three mucin preparations were made. ..."

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