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 for mucous secretion
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mucous secretion
      n 1: protective secretion of the mucus membranes; in the gut it
           lubricates the passage of food and protects the epithelial
           cells; in the nose and throat and lungs it can make it
           difficult for bacteria to penetrate the body through the
           epithelium [syn: mucus, mucous secretion]

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