mucus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mūcus.

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Noun[edit]

mucus (usually uncountable, plural mucuses)

  1. (physiology) A slippery secretion from the lining of the mucous membranes.

Usage notes[edit]

Do not confuse mucous (adjective) with mucus (noun).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Latin mūcus.

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Noun[edit]

mucus m (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) mucus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *mew-k- (slimy, slippery). Cognates include Ancient Greek μύκης (múkēs, mushroom).

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Noun[edit]

mūcus m (genitive mūcī); second declension

  1. mucus

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative mūcus mūcī
Genitive mūcī mūcōrum
Dative mūcō mūcīs
Accusative mūcum mūcōs
Ablative mūcō mūcīs
Vocative mūce mūcī

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Descendants[edit]

  • Aromanian: muc, mucã
  • Catalan: moc
  • Corsican: moccia
  • English: mucus
  • French: mucus
  • Italian: moccio, muco
  • Occitan: moc

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