noun[mass noun] Biochemistry
A glycoprotein constituent of mucus: mucin is secreted by the salivary glands
More example sentences
- Most of the organic material in saliva is protein, some of which is glycoprotein or mucin, which contains both carbohydrate and protein components.
- The best example of such a gel is mammalian mucus, which is based on the glycoprotein mucin.
- Although more than 95% of the airway secretion consists of water, the main glycoprotein contained in the airway secretion is mucin.
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