mucoadhesion etymology

English word mucoadhesion comes from English adhesion, English muco- (Mucus.)

Detailed word origin of mucoadhesion

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
adhesion English (eng) (Biochemistry) The binding of a cell to a surface or substrate.. (medicine) An abnormal union of surface by the formation of new tissue resulting from an inflammatory process.. An agreement to adhere.. Persistent attachment or loyalty.. The ability of a substance to stick to an unlike substance.
muco- English (eng) Mucus.
mucoadhesion English (eng) Adhesion to a mucous membrane.

Words with the same origin as mucoadhesion

Descendants of adhesion
Descendants of muco-
mucoactive mucoadhesive mucocele mucociliary mucocutaneous mucofibrous mucogenesis mucogenic mucogingival mucoid mucolipidosis mucolytic muconodular mucopeptide mucoperiosteum mucopolysaccharide mucoprotein mucopurulent mucopus mucoregulator mucosanguineous mucosubstance mucotomy