muscular coat

(redirected from Muscularis externa)
Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

muscular layer

[TA]
the muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
Synonym(s): tunica muscularis [TA], muscular coat

mus·cu·lar coat

(mŭs'kyū-lăr kōt)
The muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.
References in periodicals archive ?
Villus height, crypt depth, epithelial cell height, ratio of villus height to crypt depth, tunica muscularis externa and tunica submucosa were analysed using a linear model including dietary treatment, region of the small intestine, and the interaction between dietary treatment and region as fixed effects, and piglet nested within diet as a random effect.
Tunica muscularis externa and tunica submuscularis thicknesses were affected by region only (p<0.
The number and size of ganglia in the muscularis externa and the submucosa were significantly greater (P [is less than] .
Schwann Cells and Ganglia in the Muscularis Externa and Submucosa of HA and Normal Appendices(*)