Mu`ci*lag"i*nous (?), a. [Cf. F. mucilagineux. See Mucilage.]

1.

Partaking of the nature of, or resembling, mucilage; moist, soft, and viscid; slimy; ropy; as, a mucilaginous liquid.

2.

Of, pertaining to, or secreting, mucilage; as, the mucilaginous glands.

3.

Soluble in water, but not in alcohol; yielding mucilage; as, mucilaginous gums or plants.

-- Mu`ci*lag"i*nous*ness, n.

 

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