Sentence Examples with the word viscid

In the latter they accumulate, being held together and fastened to the gills by a white viscid secretion.

After the oil has been allowed to burn for some time according to the consistence of the varnish desired, the pot is covered over, and the product when cooled forms a viscid tenacious substance which in its most concentrated form may be drawn into threads.

It consists of loose cellular tissue, and secretes a viscid matter which detains the pollen, and causes it to germinate.

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The viscid pulp soon hardens, affording a protection to the seed; in germination the sucker-root penetrates the bark, and a connexion is established with the vascular tissue of the first plant.

Mucilago, a mouldy juice, from mucere, to be mouldy), a term which denotes a viscid or glutinous mixture of water and any gummy vegetable substance (see Gum).

The pale clay-coloured gills, offensive odour, and clammy or even viscid top are decisive characters.

The whole of the green parts of the plant are covered with long soft hairs which exude a viscid juice, giving the surface a moist glutinous feeling.

Castor oil is a viscid liquid, almost colourless when pure, possessing only a slight odour, and a mild yet highly nauseous and disagreeable taste.

Egg-capsules are formed they are often of large size, have tough walls, and in each capsule are several eggs floating in a viscid fluid.

A somewhat thick and viscid form of mineral oil is met with at Khattan in the Marri country; and petroleum of excellent quality has been found in the Sherani hills and probably occurs in other portions of the Suliman Range.