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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mu·co·sa

(myū-kō'să), [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
[L. fem. of mucosus, mucous]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mucosa

(myo͞o-kō′sə)
n. pl. muco·sae (-sē) or muco·sas

mu·co′sal adj.
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mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures, consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle.
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mucosa

any EPITHELIUM that secretes MUCUS, such as the MUCOUS MEMBRANE lining the alimentary canal.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Mucosa

The mucous membrane, or the thin layer which lines body cavities and passages.
Mentioned in: Gastritis
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

mu·co·sa

, pl. mucosae (myū-kōsă, -sē) [TA]
Mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).
Synonym(s): mucous membrane.
[L. fem. form of mucosus, mucous]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about mucosa

Q. what is fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa with inflammation and squamous metaplasia fragments of endocervical glandular mucosa

A. It means that part of the mucose on the cervix area has changes from a certain kind of mucose cells to another, and that there is a bit of an inflammation around it. This should be brought to the knowledge of a gynecologist and be monitored by him/her.

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