mucus : Definition, Usages, News and More

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mucus

myooh kuhs

  • 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

  • One involves the lungs, which are blocked by a heavy viscid mucus, with frequent infections like pneumonia, and wheezy breathing or persistent, hacking cough.
  • Within a few days, as the estrogen levels rise, the mucus feels tacky and appears cloudy and the fertile period begins.
  • The long flat "foot" lays down a roadway of sticky mucus; then parts of the foot grip the ground while other parts move forward.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - CNN
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - CNN

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