What does mucilaginous mean?

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  1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.
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The root is thick, branching and mucilaginous, and has a warm, bitter taste and a camphoraceous odour.
The entire plant is very mucilaginous and the bruised fresh leaves are applied like poultices to cancers and ulcerating tumors.
In some species, however, the paraphyses are rare, and the mucilaginous substance is entirely wanting.
The mucilaginous substance left behind is loosely enclosed by the crumpled cell wall.
Magnesia or its carbonate should be given freely in mucilaginous fluids.
The fruit of the Malakabuyaw is ovoid and full of a mucilaginous pulp, aromatic and acid, the same as that of the bael.

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