mucilage meaning

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Noun: mucilage  myoosulij
  1. A gelatinous substance secreted by plants 
  2. Cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    - glue, gum

Derived forms: mucilages

See also: mucilaginous

Type of: cement, gum

Encyclopedia: Mucilage


An adhesive prepared from a gum and water.


A liquid adhesive which has low bonding strength.

Substances that cause the adherence of two surfaces. They include glues (properly collagen-derived adhesives),mucilages,sticky pastes,gums,resins,or latex. n
1 : a gelatinous substance of various plants (as legumes or seaweeds) that contains protein and polysaccharides and is similar to plant gums
2 : an aqueous usu. viscid solution (as of a gum) used in pharmacy as an excipient and in medicine as a demulcent


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  1. gums and mucilages can reduce the size of some of the soil pores.
  2. gums and mucilages are not distinguishable chemically
  3. similar compounds that produce slimy solutions are called mucilages
  4. mucilage glue short-fiber greese
  5. 3 lidocaine hydrochloride mucilage is a kind of lubricant and surface anaesthetic

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