Definition of viscid in English:

viscid

Syllabification: vis·cid
Pronunciation: /ˈvisid
 
/

adjective

Glutinous; sticky: the viscid mucus lining of the intestine
More example sentences
  • It is not difficult to imagine that once pleural fluid has turned into frank pus, which is viscid and sticky, that simply removing loculations will not necessarily lead to efficient drainage.
  • The development of sticky viscid silk is thought to be an important evolutionary innovation as that silk is more effective at snagging passing insects than the non-sticky variety.
  • Phlegm is motionless, viscid, sticky, heavy, inert, cold, soft, and white.

Origin

mid 17th century: from late Latin viscidus, from Latin viscum 'birdlime'.

Derivatives

viscidity

Pronunciation: /vəˈsidətē/
noun
More example sentences
  • Its functions are viscidity, nourishment, the binding of joints, the solidarity of the body, and the maintenance of sexual vigour.
  • It is not entirely soluble in water, to which it imparts less viscidity than ordinary Gum Acacia.
  • The granules are very uniform in size and dissolubility is very high with a viscidity of 61.5.

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