mucous secretion

mucous secretion
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
Syn: ↑mucus
Derivationally related forms: ↑mucous (for: ↑mucus)
Hypernyms: ↑secretion
Hyponyms: ↑phlegm, ↑sputum, ↑snot, ↑booger, ↑leukorrhea, ↑leucorrhea
Substance Meronyms: ↑mucin

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