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mu·co·sa

 (myo͞o-kō′sə)
n. pl. mu·co·sae (-sē) or mu·co·sas

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

mu·co′sal adj.

mucosa

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

mu′cous mem′brane


n.
a mucus-secreting membrane lining all bodily passages that are open to the air, as parts of the digestive and respiratory tracts.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

mucosa

n mucosa
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La muerte del animal fue precedida por un periodo de dos semanas de inapetencia y decaimiento, evidenciando mucosas palidas y alopecia en cabeza y pies.
Los protozoarios fueron observados en mucosa, submucosa y luz intestinal, como estructuras ameboides en diferentes estadios de evolucion, formando galerias a todo lo largo de la mucosa.
Protozoa were observed throughout the mucosa and submucosa and in the intestinal lumen as amoeboid structures at different stages of evolution, forming galleries throughout the mucosa.