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Any of various glycoproteins, similar to mucins but differing in solubilities and precipitation properties and found in cartilage, in the crystalline lens, and in white of egg.
Resembling mucus.
Pertaining to large colonies of bacteria characterized by being moist and sticky.



an obsolete term applied to carbohydrate-protein compounds present in a variety of biological matter, such as egg white, cornea, cartilage, vitelline membranes of amphibian and invertebrate eggs, synovia of the joints, secretions of the salivary glands, ovarian cysts, and blood plasma. In view of their chemical structure, it has been suggested that mucoids be called mucopolysaccharides or glycoproteins.

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3,4] However, there have been case reports of extrapulmonary spread of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in immunocompetent CF patients chronically infected with the mucoid strain of this organism with bacteremia, endopthalmitis and pericarditis.
Various clinical pictures including mild-moderate conjunctival erythema, little, mucoid or abundant, purulent discharge, ocular edema, conjunctival edema or pseudomembrane formation may be observed (7,8,18).
On the second day of ethanoic acid enemas, we visually observed bloody mucoid stool with pus in these rats--symptoms similar to what would be expected with genuine UC.
aeruginosa mucoid conversion aiming to establish a protocol able to investigate and mapping [alg.
ARIKACE also demonstrated statistically significant reduction from baseline in Pseudomonas aeruginosa density, including mucoid strains, which was sustained during the treatment and off-treatment periods of the six cycles.
Since many cavitational bacteria form biofilms, I did recommend azithromycin, touted to penetrate biofilms, the complex mucoid and bacterial communities that protect chronic infections, especially in bony cavitations and dental plaque from immune surveillance.
aeruginosa isolated from patients with cystic fibrosis in particular will have a mucoid appearance due to the production of alginate.
Eighty five percent of patients had complete relief in viscosity with sputum being watery, 10% having thick sputum and 5% patients having mucoid sputum (Table 4).
Although garlic preparations exhibit a broad spectrum of antibacterial activity against Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, other bacterial strains such as the mucoid strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Streptococcus [beta]-hemolyticus and Enterococcus faecium were resistant to allicin (Ankri and Mirelman, 1999).
Histopathologic examination revealed a paucicellular and hypovascular tumor consisting of basophilic interstitial mucoid material containing sparse slender, oval, spindle, and stellate cells (Fig.
The test cell was then injected with a highly mucoid strain of Pseudomonas fluorescens and fed a nutrient solution containing molasses as the carbon and energy source, and nitrate which served as both the nitrogen source and terminal electron acceptor.