Definition of muciferous in US English:

muciferous

adjective

  • Containing, secreting, or covered with mucus or mucoid material; conveying mucus; (in later use) specifically designating the mucocysts of protozoans, especially in "muciferous body".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club. From muci- + -ferous.

Pronunciation

muciferous

/ˌmjuːˈsɪf(ə)rəs/