[myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]

noun, plural mu·co·sae [myoo-koh-see, -zee] /myuˈkoʊ si, -zi/. Anatomy.

Origin of mucosa

1875–80; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin mūcōsus mucous
Related formsmu·co·sal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for mucosa

sheath, sheet, lamina, leaf, film, placenta, mucosa

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British Dictionary definitions for mucosa


noun plural -sae (-siː)

another word for mucous membrane
Derived Formsmucosal, adjective

Word Origin for mucosa

C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy
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mucosa in Medicine



n. pl. mu•co•sas

mucous membrane
Related formsmu•cosal adj.
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