Viscid vs Subviscid - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between viscid and subviscid
is that viscid
is viscous; having a high viscosity while subviscid
is (mycology) slightly viscid.
Viscous; having a high viscosity.
Sticky, slimy, or glutinous.
* 1906 , O. Henry,
Covered with a viscid layer.
- 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.
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.