mucilage definition

  • noun:
    • A sticky substance used as an adhesive.
    • A gummy substance obtained from particular plants.
    • A thick gluey substance (gum) from many flowers plus some microorganisms.
    • A gummy or gelatinous substance manufactured in specific flowers because of the action of water from the cellular wall surface, like in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.
    • An aqueous option of gum, or of substances allied to it; a glue; a liquid glue
    • Moldi-ness; mustiness; rottenness; a slimy mass.
    • Gum extracted from the seeds, origins, and bark of flowers.
    • In chem., the general name of a small grouping of carbohydrates, having the formula C6H10O5n.
    • a gelatinous material released by plants
    • cement consisting of a sticky compound that is used as an adhesive

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