Definition of mucus noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmjuːkəs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmjuːkəs//
jump to other results
a thick liquid that is produced in parts of the body, such as the nose, by a mucous membrane a handkerchief stained with blood and mucus The frog’s eggs are surrounded by a coating of jelly-like mucus. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Latin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mucus