(Mu"ci*form) a. [Mucus + - form.] (Physiol.) Resembling mucus; having the character or
appearance of mucus.
(Mu"ci*gen) n. [Mucin + - gen.] (Physiol.) A substance which is formed in mucous epithelial
cells, and gives rise to mucin.
(Mu*cig"e*nous) a. (Physiol.) Connected with the formation of mucin; resembling mucin.
The mucigenous basis is manufactured at the expense of the ordinary protoplasm of the cell.Foster.
(Mu"ci*lage) n. [F., from L. mucilago a musty juice, fr. mucus mucus, slime. See Mucus.]
1. (Bot. Chem.) A gummy or gelatinous substance produced in certain plants by the action of water
on the cell wall, as in the seeds of quinces, of flax, etc.
2. An aqueous solution of gum, or of substances allied to it; as, medicinal mucilage; mucilage for fastening
(Mu`ci*lag"i*nous) a. [Cf. F. mucilagineux. See Mucilage.]
1. Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous
2. Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands.
3. Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants. Mu`ci*lag"i*nous*ness,
(Mu"cin) n. [From Mucus.]
1. (Bot. Chem.) See Mucedin. [Obs.]
2. (Physiol. Chem.) An albuminoid substance which is contained in mucus, and gives to the latter
secretion its peculiar ropy character. It is found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between
the fibers of connective tissue, as in tendons. See Illust. of Demilune.
(Mu*cin"o*gen) n. [Mucin + -gen.] (Physiol.) Same as Mucigen.
(Mu*cip"a*rous) a. [Mucus + L. parere to produce.] (Physiol.) Secreting, or producing,
mucus or mucin.
(Mu"ci*vore) n. [L. mucus slime, mucus + vorare to devour.] (Zoöl.) An insect which feeds
on mucus, or the sap of plants, as certain Diptera, of the tribe Mucivora.
To run a muck. See Amuck.
(Muck) abbreviation of Amuck.
(Muck), n. [Icel. myki; akin to D. mög. Cf. Midden.]
1. Dung in a moist state; manure. Bacon.
2. Vegetable mold mixed with earth, as found in low, damp places and swamps.
3. Anything filthy or vile. Spenser.