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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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