muscularis

noun
mus·​cu·​la·​ris | \ ˌməs-kyə-ˈlar-əs How to pronounce muscularis (audio) \

Medical Definition of muscularis

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 27 Sep. 2020.

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