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slime

a mucous substance produced by various organisms, such as fish, slugs, and fungi

Slime

 

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–]

slime

[slīm]
(engineering)
Liquid slurry of very fine solids with slime- or mudlike appearance. Also known as mud; pulp; sludge.

slime

A dweeb's term for a sales person. See dweeb and suit.
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