mucus

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Borrowed from Latin mūcus.

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mucus (uncountable)

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

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mucus m (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) mucus

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *meu-k- "slimy, slippery". Cognates include Ancient Greek μύκης "mushroom".

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mūcus m (genitive mūcī); second declension

  1. mucus

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Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative mūcus mūcī
genitive mūcī mūcōrum
dative mūcō mūcīs
accusative mūcum mūcōs
ablative mūcō mūcīs
vocative mūce mūcī

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