movable finger (ARTHRO: Crustacea) The dactyl of the chela.
movable hook (ARTHRO: Insecta) In Odonata, a small tooth on the inner border of the lateral lobe slightly external to the end-hook.
mucid a. [L. mucidus, mucus-like] Mouldy; slimy.
mucific a. [L. mucus, mucus; facere, to make] Pertains to mucus-secreting.
mucigen n. [L. mucus, mucus; genos, to produce] A substance from which mucin is derived in mucin secreting cells.
mucilaginous a. [L. mucus, mucus] Pertaining to gum-like or mucilage.
mucin n. [L. mucus, mucus] A glycoprotein secreted by various cells or glands.
mucivorous a. [L. mucus, mucus; vorare, to devour] Feeding on the juices of plants. mucivore n.
mucoid a. [L. mucus, mucus; Gr. eidos, like] Glycoproteins that are found in cartilage, cuticle, etc.
mucolytic a. [L. mucus, mucus; lysis, loosen] The breaking down or dissolving of mucus.
mucopolysaccharides n.pl. [L. mucus, mucus; Gr. polys, many; sakcharon, sugar] Polysaccharides with aminosugar and uronic acid; a constituent of glycoproteins.
mucoprotein a. [L. mucus, mucus; Gr. protos, first; eidos, form] A glucoprotein containing more than 4% hexosa-mine. see glucoprotein, glycoprotein.
mucoreous a. [L. mucor, mould] Pertaining to or appearing mouldy; surface covered with small fringe-like processes.
mucosa n. [L. mucus, mucus] Mucus membrane; lining of internal passageways.
mucous a. [L. mucus, mucus] Secreting mucus or a similar sticky substance by various cells, glands, or membranes.
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