Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio English.org » Dictionary » M » Mrs. Henry Wood ... Mud Brick

MUCUS

Pronunciation (US): 

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mucus mean? 

MUCUS (noun)
  The noun MUCUS has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: MUCUS used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUCUS (noun)


Sense 1mucus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

mucous secretion; mucus

Hypernyms ("mucus" is a kind of...):

secretion (a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell)

Meronyms (substance of "mucus"):

mucin (a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mucus"):

phlegm; sputum (expectorated matter; saliva mixed with discharges from the respiratory passages; in ancient and medieval physiology it was believed to cause sluggishness)

snot (nasal mucus)

booger (dried nasal mucus)

leucorrhea; leukorrhea (discharge of white mucous material from the vagina; often an indication of infection)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Heaven protects children, sailors and drunken men." (English proverb)

"There are many good moccasin tracks along the trail of a straight arrow." (Native American proverb, Sioux)

"The ass went seeking for horns and lost his ears." (Arabic proverb)

"Think before acting and whilst acting still think." (Dutch proverb)

 MUCUS: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0989 seconds