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Related / Similar Words: mucous secretion

 

Definition:
  • protective secretion of the mucous 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;

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    Hyponyms: phlegm, sputum, snot, booger, leukorrhea, leucorrhea

     

    Language Translations:
    Croatian: sluz   Danish: slim  
    Dutch: slijm   Finnish: lima  
    German: Schleim   Icelandic: slím  
    Italian: muco   Polish: śluz  
    Portuguese: muco   Russian: слизь  
    Spanish: moco  
     
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