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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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2) Vitamin A deficiency can result in keratinization of oral mucosa and the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.
This might even extend to not being able to differentiate between healthy and diseased oral mucosa.
of Iowa College of Dentistry) assemble 17 chapters that compile information on the key components of the innate immunity in skin, oral mucosa, and other body surfaces or openings.
Washington, August 23 (ANI): Scientists at Tel Aviv University's Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine have successfully collected cells from oral mucosa - the membrane that lines the inside of our mouths - and manipulated them into stem cells.
The non-keratinized surfaces of the oral mucosa, lateral tongue and floor of the mouth are the most frequently involved surfaces.
It is an experimental immunotherapeutic believed to work by stimulating an immune cascade response in the cells of the mouth and throat, enabling it to bolster systemic immune response through the entire body by absorption through the oral mucosa.