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noun as in secretion

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noun as in slime

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Those tears are mixtures of water, mucus, salt, proteins and fats.

By keeping your head above your neck and chest, but still in line with your spine, you can also relieve cold symptoms associated with mucus build-up or sinus pressure.

Researchers, including Max Teplitski, a scientist at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and his colleagues find that coral mucus seems to attract and cultivate a particular community of microbes.

A drone already exists, for example, that can collect mucus from a whale and feasibly detect viruses like the coronavirus.

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It detects water flows inside the mucus clouds and lets researchers figure out the palace’s inner 3-D structure.

It would be similar to smoking, only less…and you might get a chronic cough, or raise a little [mucus].

Plummer found the film so saccharine that he even developed a nickname for it: “The Sound of Mucus.”

The announcer said brightly, “She is completely effaced right now, and she just lost her mucus plug.”

It is thinner than that of chronic bronchitis, and upon standing separates into three layers of pus, mucus, and frothy serum.

Mucus is recognized from its characteristic slimy appearance when the fluid is poured from one vessel into another.

Stools composed almost wholly of mucus and streaked with blood are the rule in dysentery, ileocolitis, and intussusception.

When the mucus is small in amount and intimately mixed with the stool, the trouble is probably in the small intestine.

A sufficient amount of mucus or fecal matter will usually be brought away by it.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to mucus, such as: bile, saliva, gum, juice, milk, and sap.

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