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Etymology 1Edit

From mucus +‎ -oid. Compare myxoid.

AdjectiveEdit

mucoid (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to or resembling mucus; mucous. [from 19th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      The virgin is released from the mucoid swamp by a water-nymph from under “the glassy cool, translucent wave,” an Apollonian realm of purity, clarity, and vision.
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Etymology 2Edit

From muco- +‎ -oid, after German Mucoïd.

NounEdit

mucoid (plural mucoids)

  1. Any of a class of mucin-like substances yielding on decomposition a reducing carbohydrate together with some form of proteinaceous matter.

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