Mucky to Mugwumpery
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.Latimer.
(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.
Mucoid degeneration, a form of degeneration in which the tissues are transformed into a semisolid
substance resembling mucus. Quain.
(Mu"coid) a. [Mucus + - oid.] Resembling mucus. Dunglison.
(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*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.]
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