Mucoid degeneration, a form of degeneration in which the tissues are transformed into a semisolid substance resembling mucus. Quain.

(Mu"co*nate) n. (Chem.) A salt of muconic acid.

(Mu*con"ic) a. [Mucic + itaconic.] (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an organic acid, obtained indirectly from mucic acid, and somewhat resembling itaconic acid.

(Mu`co*pu"ru*lent) a. [Mucus + purulent.] (Med.) Having the character or appearance of both mucus and pus. Dunglison.

(||Mu"cor) n. [L., fr. mucere to be moldy or musty.] (Bot.) A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.

(Mu*cos"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being mucous or slimy; mucousness.

(Mu"cous) a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.]

1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance.

2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.

Mucous membrane. (Anat.) See under Membrane.Mucous patches(Med.), elevated patches found in the mucous membranes of the mouth and anus, usually due to syphilis.Mucous tissue (Anat.), a form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumors called myxomata.

(Mu"cous*ness), n. The quality or state of being mucous; sliminess.

(||Mu"cro) n. [L.] (Bot. & Zoöl.) A minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ.

(Mu"cro*nate Mu"cro*na`ted) a. [L. mucronatus, fr. mucro a sharp point: cf. F. mucroné.] Ending abruptly in a sharp point; abruptly tipped with a short and sharp point; as, a mucronate leaf. Mu"cro*nate*ly, adv.

(Mu*cron"u*late) a. Having, or tipped with, a small point or points.

(Mu"cu*lent) a. [L. muculentus, fr. mucus.] Slimy; moist, and moderately viscous.

(Mu"cus) n. [L. mucus, muccus; cf. mucere to be moldy or musty, Gr. my`xa mucus, and Skr. muc to release. Cf. Match for striking fire, Moist, Mucilage.]

Mucky to Mugwumpery

(Muck"y) a.

1. Filthy with muck; miry; as, a mucky road. "Mucky filth." Spenser.

2. Vile, in a moral sense; sordid. [Obs.] Spenser.

Mucky money and false felicity.

(Mu"co*cele) n. [Mucus + Gr. kh`lh tumor.] (Med.) An enlargement or protrusion of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal passages, or dropsy of the lachrymal sac, dependent upon catarrhal inflammation of the latter. Dunglison.

(Mu"coid) a. [Mucus + - oid.] Resembling mucus. Dunglison.

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