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mucilage

Pronunciation: myu'si-lij

Definition: A pharmacopeial preparation consisting of a solution in water of the mucilaginous principles of vegetable substances; used as a soothing application to the mucous membranes and in the preparation of official and extemporaneous mixtures.

[L. mucilago]

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