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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.
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Adj.1.mucosal - of or relating to mucous membranes


a. mucosal, rel. a cualquier membrana mucosa.
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In this report, we described a mucocele originating from the esophageal mucosal glands of an owl and its resolution by complete surgical excision of the cystic glandular tissue.
Multiple theories exist as to the pathogenesis of these pseudodiverticula, including occlusion of the lumen of these ducts by desquamated cells of the mucosal glands followed by engorgement versus metaplasia of the epithelium.
Our very close second line of defense is our mucosal glands which produce mucous that can stay inside our bodies (like in our digestive tract) or venture outside (like in our nose).
Dr Foccoli, Director of Respiratory Endoscopy in "Spedali Civili di Brescia", Italy said "The PENTAX EB-1990i HD bronchoscope provides a significant improvement in image resolution over standard systems, with clear enhancement of anatomical details of the bronchial mucosa like longitudinal elastic bands, mucosal glands and vascularity.
Cell types infected were superficial epithelial cells of the bursa and epithelial cells of the intestinal villi and, less commonly, mucosal glands.