mucilaginous definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling mucilage; wet and sticky.
    • Relating to or secreting mucilage.
    • Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.
    • Partaking of nature of, or resembling, mucilage; damp, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy.
    • Of, with respect to, or secreting, mucilage.
    • Soluble in water, although not in alcohol; yielding mucilage.
    • obtaining the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • others:
    • In anatomy, muciparous; secreting a glairy or viscid substance like mucus: specifically placed on synovial membranes, certain of whose fringed vascular processes were called mucilaginous glands by Clopton Havers in 1691.
    • Slimy; ropy; wet, smooth, and a little viscid; partaking of the nature of mucilage: as, a mucilaginous gum.

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