muscularis

noun

mus·​cu·​la·​ris ˌməs-kyə-ˈlar-əs How to pronounce muscularis (audio)
1
: the smooth muscular layer of the wall of various more or less contractile organs (as the bladder)
2
: the thin layer of smooth muscle that forms part of a mucous membrane (as in the esophagus)

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“Muscularis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/muscularis. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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