What does the word mucous mean?

Usage examples for mucous

  1. During the next four or five days it becomes of a dirty green colour, and in a few days more of a yellowish, milky, mucous character, continuing for two to three weeks. – Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by W. G. Aitchison Robertson
  2. In some parts the intestinal mucous membrane was utterly destroyed. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  3. Unless there is an inflammation present in the mouth, and the physician in attendance has ordered mouth swabbing, do not touch it; for much harm is done the mucous membrane of the baby's mouth by the forceful manner in which much of the swabbing is done. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler

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