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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Protective secretion of certain membranes.

Usage examples (32)
  • In this case exclusively water, not mucus, is required, and water is actually secreted.
  • This occurs when muscles surrounding the airways tighten and squeeze them and excessive mucus is produced.
  • A scientist who specializes in synthetic mucus is convinced one of the dog show fanatics broke into his lab to steal some.
  • There are basically two types of colitis namely mucus and ulcerative colitis. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Note: "Mucous" (pertains to containing or secreting) "mucus" which is (a slimy secretion) which is produced by the "mucous" (membranes of the nose).
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