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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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The results revealed nerve fiber bundles in the lamina propria of Calomys callosus palatine mucosa.
Employing the silver impregnation method, Watanabe & Konig (1977) reported that the palatine mucosa of Cebus apella monkey presents an innervation containing numerous nerve fibers of different diameters.
Ultrastructurally, the lamellar encapsulated nerve endings of rats and guinea pig palatine mucosa are enveloped by bundles of collagen fibers (Watanabe & Yamada, 1983, 1985).