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A regressive change in the mucus-secreting cells, or a pathological exaggeration of normal mucus-secretion, in which the cells undergo a change similar to cloudy swelling with deposits of mucoid material in and between the cells; also a conversion of any of the connective tissues into a gelatinous or mucoid substance.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland