submucosa

noun

sub·​mu·​co·​sa ˌsəb-myü-ˈkō-zə How to pronounce submucosa (audio)
: a supporting layer of loose connective tissue directly under a mucous membrane
submucosal adjective

Examples of submucosa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Usually at the slaughterhouse, the isolated submucosa is salted to dry and preserve the casing. Ali Francis, Bon Appétit, 21 Nov. 2023 Surgeons have already been using submucosa pig tissue for meshes and heart valves with great success for years. Deeptee Jain, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Traditional sausage is encased in the submucosa, the collagen layer of animal intestines. Leeaundra Keany, Discover Magazine, 14 Sep. 2011

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of submucosa was in 1870

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“Submucosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/submucosa. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

submucosa

noun
sub·​mu·​co·​sa ˌsəb-myü-ˈkō-sə How to pronounce submucosa (audio)
: a supporting layer of loose connective tissue directly under a mucous membrane

called also tela submucosa

submucosal adjective
submucosally adverb
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