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a mucous substance produced by various organisms, such as fish, slugs, and fungi
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a substance of microbial origin that forms aqueous viscid solutions. In many bacteria the cell wall is covered by a slime capsule that protects pathogenic microbes from phagocytes. The secretion of slime in a certain direction enables myx-obacteria to move. Slime often binds individual bacteria cells into colonies in the form of long ribbons and films.


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N. D. GABRIELIAN [23–1673–]

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


Liquid slurry of very fine solids with slime- or mudlike appearance. Also known as mud; pulp; sludge.
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A dweeb's term for a sales person. See dweeb and suit.
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