mucoid

mucoid
1. General term for a mucin, mucoprotein, or glycoprotein. SYN: mucinoid (1). 2. SYN: muciform. 3. SYN: mucinous. [mucus + G. eidos, appearance]

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mu·coid 'myü-.kȯid adj
1) resembling mucus
2) forming large moist sticky colonies used of dissociated strains of bacteria
mucoid n MUCOPROTEIN

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mu·coid (muґkoid) [muc- + -oid] 1. resembling mucus. Called also blennoid, muciform, and myxoid. 2. mucinoid.

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