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n. pl. mu·co·sae (-sē) or mu·co·sas

[From Latin mūcōsa, feminine of mūcōsus, mucous; see mucous.]

mu·co′sal adj.


n, pl -sae (-siː)
(Anatomy) another word for mucous membrane
[C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy]
muˈcosal adj

mu′cous mem′brane

a mucus-secreting membrane lining all bodily passages that are open to the air, as parts of the digestive and respiratory tracts.
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Noun1.mucosa - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exteriormucosa - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
endometrium - (pregnancy) the mucous membrane that lines the uterus; thickens under hormonal control and (if pregnancy does not occur) is shed in menstruation; if pregnancy occurs it is shed along with the placenta at parturition
maidenhead, virginal membrane, hymen - a fold of tissue that partly covers the entrance to the vagina of a virgin


n mucosa
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Oral Lichen Planus presents with clinical features such as white striations, white papules, white plaques, erythema, erosions, or blisters affecting predominantly the buccal mucosa, tongue and gingivae.
A case of AS in a pediatric patient arising in buccal mucosa is presented here.
In the OSCC group, the buccal mucosa was the most common site and betel quid chewing was the most common etiological factor.
In the study, the anatomical distribution of various ulcers and membranous lesions were buccal mucosa 41 cases (60.
Both patients were karyotyped prior to sequencing of EBP in DNA from lymphocytes and buccal mucosa.
with either gender presented with malignant tumor of buccal mucosa and tongue were prospectively enrolled.
Anatomical site of tumors were; parotid gland, submandibular gland, palate and buccal mucosa, lip and tongue.
The symptoms include prodromal fever, conjunctivitis, coryza, cough, and small spots with white or bluish-white centres on an erythematous base on the buccal mucosa.
The diverticulum was thought to be due to intrinsic weakness of buccal mucosa with subsequent trauma.
The fibrotic bands in the buccal mucosa run in vertical directions, in the soft palate the fibrous bands radiate from the pterygomandibular raphe or the anterior faucial pillars and in the lips circular bands can be felt around entire rima oris.