mucin

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mucin:

see glycoproteinglycoprotein
, organic compound composed of both a protein and a carbohydrate joined together in covalent chemical linkage. These structures occur in many life forms; they are prevalent and important in mammalian tissues.
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mucin

[′myü·sən]
(biochemistry)
A glycoprotein constituent of mucus and various other secretions of humans and lower animals.
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