mucilage

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French mucilage (viscous substance found in vegetable material), from Late Latin mucilago (musty or moldy juice).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmjuː.sɪ.lɪdʒ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmju.sɪ.lɪdʒ/, /ˈmju.sə.lɪdʒ/
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Noun[edit]

mucilage (usually uncountable, plural mucilages)

  1. A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.

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