mucilage

Definitions of mucilage
  1. noun
    a gelatinous substance secreted by plants
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    type of:
    gum
    any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
  2. noun
    cement consisting of a sticky substance that is used as an adhesive
    synonyms: glue, gum
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    animal glue
    a protein gelatin obtained by boiling e.g. skins and hoofs of cattle and horses
    casein glue
    made from casein; used for e.g. plywood and cabinetwork
    fish glue
    gelatinous substance obtained by boiling skins fins and bones of fish
    marine glue
    glue that is not water soluble
    type of:
    cement
    something that hardens to act as adhesive material
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