mucilage

Lemma

mucilage

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

noun

Definizione

A polysaccharide substance extracted as a viscous or gelatinous solution from plant roots, seeds [...].

Nota

-

Contesto

The water of its juice is partly evaporated by the heat of the sun, and its remaining acid unites with the mucilage not yet sweetened, and converts it into sugar.

Trascrizione fonetica

[mew-si-lij]

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

Late 14c., mussillage, "viscous substance found in vegetable material," from Old French mucilage (14c.), from Late Latin mucilago "musty or moldy juice" (4c.), from Latin mucere "be musty or moldy," from mucus "mucus" (see mucus). Meaning "adhesive" is first attested 1859.

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Tue Mar 18 18:57:02 2014
Autore

Alice Bendinelli

Fonti

1) http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/ english/mucilage (11/03/2014);
2) Booth D., The Art of Wine-making, in All Its Branches, R. Watts printer, London, 1834, p. 11.
3) http://medicalterminology.eu/mucilage-mew-si-lij-n/
(11/03/2014)
4) http://www.etymonline.com/index.php? allowed_in_frame=0&search=mucilage&searchmode=none
(11/03/2014).

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