mucosa

play
noun mu·co·sa \myü-ˈkō-zə\

Definition of mucosa

plural

mucosae

play \-(ˌ)zē, -ˌzī\ or

mucosas

mucosal

play \-zəl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of mucosa

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of mucosus mucous


First Known Use: 1867


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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

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