- the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.
Origin of submucosa
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Thence they penetrate the mucous membrane and the submucosa (Parrot).
This is now enlarged by the breaking down of the remaining tissue of the follicle, then of the submucosa.
Situated thus between the mucous and muscular coats of the intestine this layer is known as the submucosa.The Anatomy of the Human Peritoneum and Abdominal Cavity
George. S. Huntington
These cells are most abundant near the muscularis mucos and in the submucosa.
In the later stages, erosion of the mucosa occurs, and the upper layers of submucosa become involved.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
- anatomy the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane
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- A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.
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