Viscid vs Subviscid - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between viscid and subviscid

is that viscid is viscous; having a high viscosity while subviscid is (mycology) slightly viscid.

viscid

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Viscous; having a high viscosity.
  • Sticky, slimy, or glutinous.
  • * 1906 , O. Henry,
  • They trod noiselessly upon a stair carpet that its own loom would have forsworn. It seemed to have become vegetable; to have degenerated in that rank, sunless air to lush lichen or spreading moss that grew in patches to the staircase and was viscid under the foot like organic matter.
  • Covered with a viscid layer.
  • Usage notes

    In everyday usage, much less common than (viscous), with which it is roughly interchangeable. In careful usage, (term) is more often used for fluid flow, like honey, while viscid is used for a squishy, slimy feel of more solid substances, like mayonnaise.

    Synonyms

    * viscous

    Antonyms

    * inviscid

    Derived terms

    * viscidity * viscidly * viscidness

    References

    * Google define * Merriam-Webster

    subviscid

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (mycology) Slightly viscid.