Synonyms for mucous

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The glans is covered and the prepuce is lined by mucous membrane.

For this reason it may attack any part of the body where mucous membrane is.

We may act on either the skin or mucous membrane, or both at once.

The mucous membrane, upon which this ramifies, is of considerable extent in man.

Wax is also used to paint over the mucous membrane, where shown or exposed.

There it is soon enveloped by a mucous membrane, which grows around it and incloses it.

There were no signs of chest trouble, but some mucous expectoration.

The skin is very pale, the mucous membranes are bluish white.

Are the mucous membranes of the mouth, throat and larynx ever involved?

Arsenic inflames the mucous membranes of the alimentary passages.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s (replacing mucilaginous), from Latin mucosus "slimy, mucous," from mucus (see mucus). Related: mucosity.

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