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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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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Caption: Figure 2: Photomicrographs of hematoxylin and eosin sections: (A) microcystic/reticular foci with a myxoid appearance adjacent to denser spindle cell areas (100x magnification); (B) microcystic areas with vacuolated cells; and (C) bland spindle cells with palisading configurations (B&C: 400x magnification).
In PN, there is Pacinian corpuscle-like differentiation in the myxoid stroma.
Mandahl et al., "Rearrangement of the transcription factor gene CHOP in myxoid liposarcomas with t(12;16)(q13;p11)," Genes Chromosomes and Cancer, vol.
Focal pseudoglandular formation was evident, set in a myxoid and sclerotic stroma.
Microscopic Picture Showing Densely Collagenised Stroma (Right side) and Dilated Vessels with Myxoid Change (Left)
MIFS is defined as a locally aggressive fibroblastic neoplasm that occurs primarily in distal extremities and is characterized by epithelioid fibroblasts with macronucleoli interspersed with a prominent mixed inflammatory infiltrate and variable myxoid matrix.
Well-differentiated and myxoid tumors rarely develop distant metastases, and five-year survival rates for these tumors are 83-100%.
Diagnostic utility of molecular investigation in extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma.
Microscopic examination showed histological features of a mesenchymal neoplasm composed of loosely arranged plump to spindle-shaped myofibroblastic cells in an edematous myxoid background with proliferating blood vessels and an infiltrate of plasma cells, lymphocytes, and eosinophils [Figure 2].
Histologically, these tumors are produced from the cells in a random sequence in a myxoid matrix without an infiltrative growth pattern, mitotic activity, cytological atypia or necrosis (3,4).
Three histologic types were observed among the 21 cases: 14 storiform-pleomorphic (or pleomorphic), 3 giant cells, and 4 myxoid. In 11 cases, tumors were located in the body and/or tail of the pancreas and left pancreatectomy and splenectomy were performed.