Mucilaginous vs Colletor - What's the difference?

mucilaginous | colletor |


As an adjective mucilaginous

is of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.

As a noun colletor is

(botany) a multicellular trichome of a leaf or bud scale that produces a sticky secretion in other words, a group or tuft of mucilaginous secretory hairs, usually found near the base of the leaf lamina and on the calyx.

mucilaginous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, pertaining to, or resembling mucus; slimy and viscous.
  • Derived terms

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    colletor

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) A multicellular trichome of a leaf or bud scale that produces a sticky secretion. In other words, a group or tuft of mucilaginous secretory hairs, usually found near the base of the leaf lamina and on the calyx.
  • Colleters are found in members of the Apocynaceae and Asclepiadaceae families.

    References

    *A Text-book of Botany By Eduard Strasburger. Macmillan:1898, p. 98 (picture) [http://books.google.com/books?id=qqJuuC_L9yIC&pg=PA98&dq=Colletor+botany&ei=qe4_R-bRO4m6swOshsHWBg]