mucilage

Sticky mixture of carbohydrates in plants.

mucilage

  1. a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
  2. cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive

Mucilage

Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance produced by nearly all plants and some microorganisms. It is a polar glycoprotein and an exopolysaccharide. Mucilage in plants plays a role in the storage of water and food, seed germination, and thickening membranes. Cacti (and other succulents) and flax seeds especially are rich sources of mucilage. ==Occurre...
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mucilage

(from the article `carbohydrate`) During the preparation of cellulose, raw plant material is treated with hot alkali; this treatment removes most of the lignin, the hemicelluloses, ... ...unripe fruit is eaten. It may be prepared like asparagus, sauteed, or pickled, and it is also an ingredient in various stews and in the gumbos of ... ...
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mucilage

(muĀ“sĭ-lәj) an aqueous solution of a gummy substance, used as a vehicle or soothing agent. adj., mucilagĀ“inous., adj.
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mucilage

[n] - a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
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mucilage

<plant biology> Sticky mixture of carbohydrates in plants. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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mucilage

noun a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
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Mucilage

a slimy product formed by the addition of gum to water. Used internally and externally to soothe irritated and inflamed membranes and surfaces
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mucilage

a soft, moist, viscous secretion. adj. mucilaginous
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Mucilage

A viscous, jelly like fluid.
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mucilage

any sticky substance
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Mucilage

gluey or vicous fluid
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Mucilage

gluey or vicous fluid
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mucilage

mucilage (myOO'sulij) , thick, glutinous substance, related to the natural gums, comprised usually of protein, polysaccharides, and uranides. It swells but does not dissolve in water. Mucilage is secreted by the seed covers of various plants, including marsh mallows and flaxes and certain seawee...
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mucilage

mucilage 1. A thick, viscid, adhesive liquid, containing gum or mucilaginous principles dissolved in water, usually employed to suspend insoluble substances in aqueous liquids or as a demulcent. 2. An aqueous solution of a gum utilized for suspending rather insoluble substances in mixtures. Another use is to increase the viscosity of oil-in-water...
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Mucilage

Mucilage is a gum-like substance frequently present in the cell walls of aquatic plants and in the seed coats of certain other species. Mucilages are hard when dry and slimy when wet. Like gums they probably have a general protective function or serve to anchor the plant. Some organisms including certain bacteria are completely covered with mucilag...
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Mucilage

Mucilaginous herbs contain gelatinous constituents and will often be demulcent. Fenugreek, Marshmallow Root, Slippery Elm.
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mucilage

Type: Term Pronunciation: myū′si-lij Definitions: 1. A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.
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