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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin mucus.

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mu·cus

Noun

Singular
mucus

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

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Latin

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

IPA X-SAMPA
Classical /ˈmuːkus/ /"mu:kus/
Ecclesiastical /ˈmukus/ /"mukus/

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Noun

mūcus, m

  1. mucus

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