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mucusnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈmjuː.kəs/
a ​thickliquidproduced inside the ​nose and other ​parts of the ​body: This ​drugreduces mucus ​production in the ​gut.
(Definition of mucus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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mucusnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmju·kəs/
biology a ​sticky, ​wetliquidproduced by ​glands (= ​specialorgans) inside the ​nose, ​throat, and other ​parts of the ​body that ​help to ​protect them
(Definition of mucus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mucus”
in Spanish moco…
in Vietnamese nước nhầy…
in Malaysian mukus…
in Thai น้ำมูก…
in French mucus…
in German der Schleim…
in Chinese (Simplified) (黏膜分泌的)黏液…
in Turkish sümük, sümüksü salgı, balgam…
in Russian слизь…
in Indonesian ingus…
in Chinese (Traditional) (黏膜分泌的)黏液…
in Polish śluz…
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