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MUCIN

 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 


MUCIN (noun)


Sense 1mucin [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces

Classified under:

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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