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Meaning of MUCILAGE

Pronunciation:  'myoosulij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
  2. [n]  a gelatinous substance secreted by plants

MUCILAGE is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: glue, gum
 See Also: animal glue, casein glue, cement, fish glue, marine glue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mu"ci*lage\, n. [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice,
fr. mucus mucus, slime. See {Mucus}.]
1. (Bot. Chem.) A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in
   certain plants by the action of water on the cell wall, as
   in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.

2. An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it;
   as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening envelopes.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Slimy material exuded by certain plants or plant organs.
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