5 letter word starting with muc

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mucic adjective Pertaining to, or derived from, gums and micilaginous substances; specif., denoting an acid obtained by the oxidation of gums, dulcite, etc., as a white crystalline substance isomeric with saccharic acid.
mucid adjective Musty; moldy; slimy; mucous.
mucin noun See Mucedin., An albuminoid substance which is contained in mucus, and gives to the latter secretion its peculiar ropy character. It is found in all the secretions from mucous glands, and also between the fibers of connective tissue, as in tendons. See Illust. of Demilune.
mucky adjective Filthy with muck; miry; as, a mucky road., Vile, in a moral sense; sordid.
mucor noun A genus of minute fungi. The plants consist of slender threads with terminal globular sporangia; mold.
mucro noun A minute abrupt point, as of a leaf; any small, sharp point or process, terminating a larger part or organ.
mucus noun A viscid fluid secreted by mucous membranes, which it serves to moisten and protect. It covers the lining membranes of all the cavities which open externally, such as those of the mouth, nose, lungs, intestinal canal, urinary passages, etc., Any other animal fluid of a viscid quality, as the synovial fluid, which lubricates the cavities of the joints; — improperly so used., A gelatinous or slimy substance found in certain algae and other plants.