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mucosa

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noun, mu·co·sa \myü-ˈkō-zə\

Definition of mucosa

plural mucosaeplay \-(ˌ)zē, -ˌzī\ or mucosas

mucosal play \-zəl\ adjective


Origin of mucosa

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of mucosus mucous


First Known Use: 1867

Rhymes with mucosa


Medical Dictionary

mucosa

play
noun mu·co·sa \myü-ˈkō-zə\

Medical Definition of mucosa

plural mucosae \-(ˌ)zē, -ˌzī\play play or mucosas

  1. :  a membrane rich in mucous glands that lines body passages and cavities (as of the digestive, respiratory, and genitourinary tracts) which connect directly or indirectly with the exterior :  mucous membrane

mucosal \-zəl\play adjective



Learn More about mucosa

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "mucosa" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "mucosa"


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