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mucous membrane

n.
A membrane lining all body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory and alimentary tracts, and having cells and associated glands that secrete mucus. Also called mucosa.

mucous membrane

n
(Anatomy) a mucus-secreting membrane that lines body cavities or passages that are open to the external environment. Also called: mucosa
mucomembranous 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]

mu·cous membrane

(myo͞o′kəs)
Any of the membranes lining the passages of the body that open onto the outside, such as the respiratory and digestive tracts. Cells in the mucous membranes secrete mucus, which lubricates the membranes and protects against infection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exteriormucous membrane - 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
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mucous membrane

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mu·cous mem·brane

n. membrana mucosa, láminas finas de tejido celular que cubren aberturas o canales que comunican con el exterior.
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