mucous

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmjuːkəs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈmjukəs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(myo̅o̅kəs)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
mu•cous /ˈmyukəs/USA pronunciation   adj. [before a noun]
  1. Physiologyof or resembling mucus.
  2. Physiologycontaining or releasing mucus:a mucous membrane.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
mu•cous  (myo̅o̅kəs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Physiologypertaining to, consisting of, or resembling mucus.
  2. Physiologycontaining or secreting mucus.
mu•cos•i•ty  (myo̅o̅kəs),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin mūcōsus slimy, mucous, equivalent. to mūc(us) snot (see mucus) + -ōsus -ous
  • 1640–50;

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
mucous /ˈmjuːkəs/, mucose /ˈmjuːkəʊs -kəʊz/ adj
  1. of, resembling, or secreting mucus
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin mūcōsus slimy, from mucus

mucosity /mjuːˈkɒsɪtɪ/ n USAGE
The noun mucus is often misspelled mucous. Mucous can only be correctly used as an adjective

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