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Etymology

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Naturalized from Late Latin mūcōsus, from Latin mūcus. By surface analysis, muc(us) +‎ -ous = muco- +‎ -ous.

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Adjective

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mucous (comparative more mucous, superlative most mucous)

  1. Pertaining to mucus
  2. Having the qualities of mucus

Usage notes

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Do not confuse mucous (adjective) with mucus (noun).

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