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They move 'mucus' and are cells that make up a 'mucous' membrane. Mucus is a noun, the thing that is secreted, and mucous is an adjective describing the quality of the thing that makes the mucus.

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Q: Are the cells that line the bronchi covered with cilia to help move mucous or mucus out of the lungs?
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