tunica mucosa

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 [too´nĭ-kah] (L.)
a tunic or coat; used in anatomic nomenclature to designate a membranous covering of an organ or a distinct layer of the wall of a hollow structure, as a blood vessel.
tunica adventi´tia the outer coat of various tubular structures.
tunica albugi´nea a dense white fibrous sheath that encloses a part or organ, such as the testicle or ovary.
tunica conjuncti´va the conjunctiva.
tunica dar´tos dartos.
tunica exter´na an outer coat, such as the fibroelastic coat of a blood vessel.
tunica inter´na an inner coat or layer.
tunica in´tima the innermost coat of a blood vessel; called also Bichat's tunic.
tunica me´dia the muscular middle coat of a blood vessel.
tunica muco´sa the mucous membrane lining of various tubular structures.
tunica muscula´ris the muscular coat or layer surrounding the tela submucosa in most portions of the digestive, respiratory, urinary, and genital tracts.
tunica pro´pria the proper coat or layer of a part, as distinguished from an investing membrane.
tunica sero´sa the membrane lining the external walls of the body cavities and reflected over the surfaces of protruding organs; it secretes a watery exudate.
tunica vagina´lis tes´tis the serous membrane covering the front and sides of the testis and epididymis.
tunica vasculo´sa a vascular coat, or a layer well supplied with blood vessels.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


(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]
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tunica mucosa

The mucous membrane lining of various structures.
See also: tunica
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Codigo de Raiz Latina Espanol Terminologia A05.4.01.007 Tunica serosa Capa serosa A05.4.01.009 Tunica adventitia Capa adventicia A05.4.01.010 Tunica muscularis Capa muscular A05.4.01.015 Tunica mucosa Capa mucosa TABLA II.
Para finalizar os resultados da analise morfometrica realizada neste estudo, observou-se que a tunica mucosa aumentou 48,3% no grupo G2 e reduziu 7,8% no G3 em relacao ao G1 (P<0,05), como ilustrado na figura 1.
gondii, provoca uma atrofia da tunica mucosa e um aumento da secrecao de mucinas neutras no ileo de frangos.
The ureter in the Japanese quail was composed of tunica mucosa, submucosa, muscularis and serosa as reported for the European starling (Williams & Nicholson) and pigeon (Abdul-Gahaffor et al.).
(A) The wall of the ureter was composed of tunica mucosa (m), submucosa (Sm), muscularis (Tm) and serosa (Ts).
La tunica mucosa del infundibulo presento numerosos plegamientos primarios, secundarios y terciarios, revestidos de epitelio cilindrico simple, con nucleos grandes y alargados.
The glandular alveoli, tubules and ducts were lined with epithelium similar to tunica mucosa. The lining cells were alsoA, B and C type like mucosa with similar cytological appearances.
On histological sections defined height epithelial cell, height and width of a folds of tunica mucosa, relative area of structural elements of an infundibulum wall with the help of a technique of the point calculation by Glagolev (1941) with use graticule by Aftandilov.
The tunica mucosa of infundibulum oviduct of the 150-day's hens forms longitudinal folds.
RESUMEN: Se utilizaron gallinas no ponedoras y ponedoras (Lohmann Brown), para estudiar aspectos morfologicos del desarrollo de la tunica mucosa del oviducto.
Facing this data and the analysis of the literature, we committed ourselves to studying the morphological aspects of the tunica mucosa of the hen's oviduct, during non-laying and laying period.
La tunica mucosa presenta una lamina propia compuesta por fibras colagenas.