1. SYN: mucoid (1). 2. Resembling mucin.

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mu·cin·oid 'myü-sən-.ȯid adj resembling mucin

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mu·ci·noid (muґsĭ-noid) [mucin + -oid] resembling or pertaining to mucin. Called also mucoid.

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