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    #1

    The mucus came out from his nose.

    He has a runny nose. He suddenly sneezed and the mucus came out from his nose.

    What is the name we called for the fluid buildup in the nose?

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    #2

    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    "Mucus" works.

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    #3

    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    It is mucous (BrE) from the nose and phlegm from the mouth.

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    #4

    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    "Mucous" is an adjective in AmE -- as in "mucous membrane".

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    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    Sorry, I got it wrong. It is also mucus in BrE, not mucous.

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    #6

    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    The OP needs to know that informally we call it 'snot' — an unpleasant word that many like to avoid.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 24-Dec-2014 at 10:53.

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    #7

    Re: The mucus came out from his nose.

    Also "boogers", even more unpleasant.

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