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n. pl. mu·co·sae (-sē) or mu·co·sas
See mucous membrane.
[From Latin mūcōsa, feminine of mūcōsus, mucous; see mucous.]
n, pl -sae (-siː)
(Anatomy) another word for mucous membrane
[C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy]
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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|Noun||1.||mucosa - 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