mucus mucus  /ˈmju kəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the epithelium

Usage(s):

  1. One involves the lungs, which are blocked by a heavy viscid mucus, with frequent infections like pneumonia, and wheezy breathing or persistent, hacking cough.
  2. Within a few days, as the estrogen levels rise, the mucus feels tacky and appears cloudy and the fertile period begins.
  3. Using it, a woman carefully monitors changes in her cervical mucus to determine when she is ovulating, and thus capable of conceiving a child.

News

  • 10 embarrassing fast-food fails

    Fast food is quick and cheap and tastes delicious in a horribly wonderful way. But whether it's a misguided menu item or an employee hocking up mucus on take-out orders, it seems like there's always something crazy going on at your favorite fast food restaurant.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNN

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