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Meaning of MUCOUS SECRETION

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  protective secretion of the mucous membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium
 
 Synonyms: mucus
 
 See Also: booger, leucorrhea, leukorrhea, mucin, phlegm, secretion, snot, sputum

 

 

 

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