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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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Mucinous lesions of the appendix were common in the 4th, 5th and 6th decades of life and showed no gender predilection.
Mucinous borderline tumors were lined by gastrointestinal-type epithelium in the form of gastric pyloric-type epithelium, goblet cells.
The conclusive diagnosis was of a poorly differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma, intestinal type, arising in the tailgut cyst, with osseous metaplasia.
Mucinous variety constituted the main bulk of all tumours, benign (24.29%) as well as malignant (13.08%).
The average size of the urachal mucinous cystadenoma was 7.9 cm at greatest dimension, ranging from 1.5 cm to 15.5 cm.
Mucinous cystadenoma coexisting with adult granulosa cell tumor in the ovary: Is it a composite tumor or heterologous mucinous elements in a granulosa cell tumor?
Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of the eyelid is often located on the lower lid.
Mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) comprises 10% of pancreatic cystic neoplasms.
Mucinous carcinomas of the gallbladder: Clinicopathologic analysis of 15 cases identified in 606 carcinomas.
If neoplastic epithelium from a mucinous appendiceal tumor extends beyond the appendix, the tumor is a mucinous adenocarcinoma.
Back in May, the doctors at Danbury Hospital, Connecticut, removed a 132-pound benign mucinous ovarian tumor from a 38-year-old woman.