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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.


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

mu′cous mem′brane

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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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


n mucosa
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Histometric analysis: After slide preparation, the thickness of four layers: tunica mucosa (epithelium, lamina propria, lamina muscularis), tunica submucosa, tunica muscularis and tunica adventitia/serosa of all the digestive organs was measured in um with the help of automated image analysis system Image JA(r) version 1.
It consist of stratum compactum layer of tunica mucosa, the tunica muscularis mucosa and the tunica submucosa (Badylak, 1993).
The sublingual gland is divided into two parts: the caudal part that is located in the occiptomandibular region of the digastric muscle and the rostral part between the tunica mucosa of the mouth and the mylohyoid muscle.
Organs such as those found in the digestive tract have four tunics: tunica mucosa, tela submucosa, tunica muscularis, and tunica adventitia or tunica serosa (Figure 3-12).
Las celulas anteriormente mencionadas poco a poco conforman la tunica mucosa en forma de pliegues, con un epitelio de revestimiento simple cilindrico.
Su tunica mucosa esta revestida por un epitelio seudo estratificado cilindrico, intermitentemente ciliado.
Tunica mucosa consists of single layer of squamous epithelium and highly folded.
Os preparados totais elaborados com as diferentes tecnicas foram dissecados sob esteriomicroscopio com transiluminacao (Motic SMZ-140), por intermedio da remocao da tunica mucosa e da tela submucosa (permanecendo com a tunica muscular onde esta inserido o plexo mienterico).
The tunica mucosa infundibulum is having not glands, it is cover of longitudinal folds, reminding on the pits.
SUMMARY: The authors have used non-laying and laying hens (Lohmann Brown), in order to study morphological aspects development of tunica mucosa of the oviduct.