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Mucous secretion   /mjˈukəs səkrˈiʃən/   Listen
Mucous secretion

noun
1.
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.  Synonym: mucus.






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Words linked to "Mucous secretion" :   leucorrhea, phlegm, leukorrhea, mucus, mucin, snot, sputum, booger, secretion



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