alveolar mucosa


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mucosa

 [mu-ko´sah] (L.)
mucous membrane. adj., adj muco´sal.
alveolar mucosa the mucosal lining of the dental alveoli; a thin, soft, fragile continuation of the mucous membrane of the cheek, lips, and floor of the mouth.

al·ve·o·lar mu·co·sa

the mucous membrane apical to the attached gingiva.

alveolar mucosa

A thin, nonkeratinized mucosal layer covering the alveolar process of maxillae and mandible and loosely attached to underlying bone. It is continuous with the mucosa of the cheek, lips, tongue, and palate.
See also: mucosa

al·ve·o·lar mu·co·sa

(al-vēŏ-lăr myū-kōsă)
Mucous membrane apical to attached gingiva.