mucocutaneous

adjective

mu·​co·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous ˌmyü-kō-kyü-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce mucocutaneous (audio)
: made up of or involving both typical skin and mucous membrane

Examples of mucocutaneous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visceral affects internal organs, such as the spleen, liver, and bone marrow, and mucocutaneous destroys the body’s mucus membranes of the nose, mouth, and throat. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 29 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mucocutaneous was in 1898

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“Mucocutaneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucocutaneous. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

mucocutaneous

adjective
mu·​co·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous ˌmyü-kō-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce mucocutaneous (audio)
: made up of or involving both typical skin and mucous membrane
the mucocutaneous junction of the mouth
mucocutaneous candidiasis
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