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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.

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]

mucosa

/mu·co·sa/ (mu-ko´sah) [L.] mucous membrane.muco´sal

mucosa

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

mu·co′sal adj.

mucosa

[myo̅o̅kō′sə] pl. mucosae

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]

mucosa

any EPITHELIUM that secretes MUCUS, such as the MUCOUS MEMBRANE lining the alimentary canal.

Mucosa

The mucous membrane, or the thin layer which lines body cavities and passages.
Mentioned in: Gastritis

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]

mucosa

pl. mucosae [L.] mucous membrane.

mucosa-only rectal tears
a tear in the rectal wall, usually along the length of the rectum, which penetrates only as far as the submucosa and is without clinical effect. Possibly caused by any rectal penetration by a rigid object but observed mostly during manual examination by a veterinarian.

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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