Definition of Mucosa

1. Noun. Mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior.

Exact synonyms: Mucous Membrane
Specialized synonyms: Conjunctiva, Endometrium, Hymen, Maidenhead, Virginal Membrane
Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer
Derivative terms: Mucosal



Definition of Mucosa

1. Noun. (anatomy) A mucous membrane. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mucosa

1. a mucous membrane [n -SAE or -SAS] : MUCOSAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Mucosa

1. A mucous membrane or tunica mucosa. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucosa

mucopolysaccharidosis IV
mucopolysaccharidosis vi
mucopolysaccharidosis vii
mucopolysacchariduria
mucoprotein
mucoproteins
mucopurulent
mucopurulent conjunctivitis
mucopus
mucor
mucorales
mucormycosis
mucoromycete
mucoromycetes
mucors
mucosa (current term)
mucosa of auditory tube
mucosa of bronchi
mucosa of ductus deferens
mucosa of female urethra
mucosa of gallbladder
mucosa of small intestine
mucosa of tympanic cavity
mucosa of ureter
mucosa of urinary bladder
mucosa of uterine tube
mucosae
mucosal
mucosal disease

Literary usage of Mucosa

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1. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"182, a) ; they run vertically, and anastomose in the mucosa between the gland ... They join large trunks in the mucosa ; another plexus of large vessels ..."

2. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"GLANDS OF THE ORAL mucosa.'—Distributed throughout the oral mucosa are small branched tubular glands. Only in those parts of the mucous membrane which are ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The mucous membrane of the tube contained many small submucous cysts, which appeared to be deep depressions of the mucosa, covered with cylindrical ..."

4. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"182, a) ; they run vertically, and anastomose in the mucosa between the gland ... They join large trunks in the mucosa ; another plexus of large vessels ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1906)
"GLANDS OF THE ORAL mucosa.'—Distributed throughout the oral mucosa are small branched tubular glands. Only in those parts of the mucous membrane which are ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The mucous membrane of the tube contained many small submucous cysts, which appeared to be deep depressions of the mucosa, covered with cylindrical ..."

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