masticatory mucosa


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masticatory 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.
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The thickness of masticatory mucosa in the human hard palate and tuberosity as potential donor sites for ridge augmentation procedures.