mucoadhesive etymology

English word mucoadhesive comes from English adhesive, English muco- (Mucus.)

Detailed word origin of mucoadhesive

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
adhesive English (eng) Apt or tending to adhere; clinging.. Sticky; tenacious, as glutinous substances. A substance, such as glue, that provides or promotes adhesion.
muco- English (eng) Mucus.
mucoadhesive English (eng) (medicine, especially of a drug) That adheres to a mucous membrane. (medicine) Any drug that adheres to a mucous membrane.

Words with the same origin as mucoadhesive

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