Synonyms for mucus

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Mucus and pus (matter such as comes from an abscess) may also be discharged.

It is the office of this fluid to moisten and thin the mucus of the nose.

Water precipitates pus from such a solution, but does not mucus.

The mucus of the cellular membrane is increased by blisters and sinapisms.

The mucus of the bladder is increased by cantharides, and perhaps by oil of turpentine.

This will wash away any mucus or fecal matter that may have collected.

School children can be taught to avoid handkerchiefs on which mucus has dried.

Of that mucus, both marine animals and marine vegetables are made.

The stomach walls were pink and in places covered with mucus.

Usually on the bottom, but can suspend itself by threads of mucus.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s (replacing Middle English mucilage), from Latin mucus "slime, mold, mucus of the nose, snot," from PIE root *meug- "slippery, slimy," with derivatives referring to wet or slimy substances or conditions (cf. Latin emungere "to sneeze out, blow one's nose," mucere "be moldy or musty," Greek myssesthai "to blow the nose," myxa "mucus," mykes "fungus," Sanskrit muncati "he releases"). Old English had horh, which may be imitative.

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secretion

nounsubstance released
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