mucus

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin mūcus.

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Noun[edit]

mucus (usually uncountable, plural mucuses or muci)

  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.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /my.kys/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

mucus m (uncountable)

  1. (physiology) mucus

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • 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
  • mucus in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • mucus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin mucus. Doublet of muc.

Noun[edit]

mucus n (uncountable)

  1. mucus

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