What does the word mucus mean?

Usage examples for mucus

  1. " If you will know, I shall insert this in the throat," he replied, deliberately advancing towards the cot, " and remove the mucus by suction." – Love's Usuries by Louis Creswicke
  2. When toxins are discharged in mucus through tissues not designed to handle them, the tissues themselves become irritated, inflamed, weakened and thus much more subject to bacterial or viral infection. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  3. Sometimes the fit of coughing is interrupted for a minute or two, so that a little rest is obtained; and is then succeeded by another fit of coughing and another hoop, until after a succession of these actions the paroxysm terminates by vomiting, or a discharge of mucus from the lungs, or both. – The Maternal Management of Children, in Health and Disease. by Thomas Bull, M.D.

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