What does mucinous mean?

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  1. Of, pertaining to or containing mucin.
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Minor salivary glands of mucinous type are also located in the nose, paranasal sinuses, the larynx, trachea and bronchi.
Numerous mucinous microcysts, some with neutrophils within them, were present in the epithelium.
These ducts were lined either by cylindrical eosinophilic cells or by clear mucinous cells.
Additionally, mucinous cystadenocarcinomas often have papillary projections and mural nodules that may correlate with areas of malignancy.
Tumors occurring during lactation were either totally or partly mucinous and were MUC2 positive.
Primary retroperitoneal mucinous cystadenoma is an uncommon tumor found exclusively in women.

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