Definition of Mucous membrane

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

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

Definition of Mucous membrane

1. Noun. (anatomy) A membrane which secretes mucus. It forms the lining of various body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory, genitourinary, and alimentary tracts including the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Mucous membrane

1. The lubricated inner lining of the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra, any membrane or lining which contains mucous secreting glands. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mucous Membrane

mucositides
mucosities
mucositis
mucosity
mucostatic
mucotomy
mucous
mucous cast
mucous cell
mucous colitis
mucous connective tissue
mucous cyst
mucous diarrhoea
mucous gland
mucous glands of auditory tube
mucous membrane of tympanic cavity
mucous membranes
mucous neck cell
mucous papule
mucous patch
mucous plaque
mucous plug
mucous polyp
mucous rale
mucous secretion
mucously
mucousness
mucousy

Literary usage of Mucous membrane

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The tongue is partly invested by mucous membrane and a submucous fibrous layer. ... The mucous membrane invests the entire extent of the free surface of the ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"mucous membrane Lesions in Lupus Erythematosus.—THOMAS SMITH (Bril. ... The mucous membrane lesions were more frequently encountered in cases of the ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"Sometimes, however, a narrow funnel-shaped tube of the mucous membrane descends ... mucous membrane. The pituitary or Schneiderian membrane, which lines the ..."

4. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"THE STRUCTURE OF THE OLFACTORY mucous membrane. § 857. The organ of smell resembles the organs of sight and hearing in that it consists of a special nerve, ..."

5. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"THE STRUCTURE OF THE OLFACTORY mucous membrane. § 857. THE organ of smell resembles the organs of sight and hearing in that it ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Ciliated epithelium is situated on the free surface'of the nasal mucous membrane, which extends into the air-sinuses within the cranial bones, ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The tongue is partly invested by mucous membrane and a submucous fibrous layer. ... The mucous membrane invests the entire extent of the free surface of the ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"mucous membrane Lesions in Lupus Erythematosus.—THOMAS SMITH (Bril. ... The mucous membrane lesions were more frequently encountered in cases of the ..."

9. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, Allen Thomson, John G. Cleland (1867)
"Sometimes, however, a narrow funnel-shaped tube of the mucous membrane descends ... mucous membrane. The pituitary or Schneiderian membrane, which lines the ..."

10. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"THE STRUCTURE OF THE OLFACTORY mucous membrane. § 857. The organ of smell resembles the organs of sight and hearing in that it consists of a special nerve, ..."

11. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1891)
"THE STRUCTURE OF THE OLFACTORY mucous membrane. § 857. THE organ of smell resembles the organs of sight and hearing in that it ..."

12. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Ciliated epithelium is situated on the free surface'of the nasal mucous membrane, which extends into the air-sinuses within the cranial bones, ..."

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