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Related to masticatory mucosa: lining mucosa
Those areas of the mucosa of the mouth that have become keratinized due to the friction and abrasion of the masticatory process, esp. the gingivae and hard palate.
See also: mucosa
mas·ti·ca·to·ry mu·co·sa(masti-kă-tōr-ē myū-kōsă)
Oral mucosa covered by stratified squamous epithelium that can withstand forces of mastication.