Definition of mucolytic in English:

mucolytic

Pronunciation /ˌmjuːkəˈlɪtɪk/

adjective

Medicine
  • Able to degrade or disperse mucus or mucoids, or decrease their viscosity.

noun

Medicine
  • A mucolytic agent.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Nature: a weekly journal of science. From muco- + lytic.