<chemistry> 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.

Origin: L. Mucus mucus: cf. F. Mucique.

(01 Mar 1998)

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