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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mūcus.

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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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mūcus m (genitive mūcī); second declension

  1. mucus

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Second declension.

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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  • mucus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • mucus in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “mucus”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • mucus” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)