mucosa

[myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]
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Origin of mucosa

1875–80; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin mūcōsus mucous
Related formsmu·co·sal, adjective
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Related Words for mucosa

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

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British Dictionary definitions for mucosa

mucosa

noun plural -sae (-siː)
  1. 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

mucosa

[myōō-kōsə]
n. pl. mu•co•sas
  1. mucous membrane
Related formsmu•cosal adj.
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