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Mucin

Mu´cin   Pronunciation: mū´sĭn
n.1.(Bot. Chem.) See Mucedin.
2.(Physiol. Chem.) Any of a class of high molecular weight glycoproteins which are contained in mucus, and give to the latter secretion its peculiar ropy character. They are found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between the fibers of connective tissue, as in tendons. They form viscous solutions and serve to provide lubrication for movement within body cavities, and some protection of surfaces. See Illust. of Demilune.
Noun1.mucin - a nitrogenous substance found in mucous secretions; a lubricant that protects body surfaces
glycoprotein, mucous secretion, mucus
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Much
much as
Much of a muchness
Muchel
Muchness
Muchwhat
Mucic
mucic acid
Mucid
muciferous
Mucific
Muciform
Mucigen
Mucigenous
Mucilage
Mucilaginous
-- Mucin --
Mucinogen
mucinoid
mucinous
Muciparous
Mucivore
Muck
muck about
muck around
Muck bar
Muck iron
muck pile
Muck rake
muck up
Muckender
Mucker
Muckerer
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