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Dictionary entry overview: What does mucin mean?
• MUCIN (noun)
The noun MUCIN has 1 sense:
1. a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
Familiarity information: MUCIN used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("mucin" is a kind of...):
glycoprotein (a conjugated protein having a carbohydrate component)
Holonyms ("mucin" is a substance of...):
mucous secretion; mucus (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)
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