[ myoo-koh-suh, -zuh ]
/ myuˈkoʊ sə, -zə /

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


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Origin of mucosa

1875–80; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin mūcōsus mucous


mu·co·sal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mucosae

/ (mjuːˈkəʊsə) /

noun plural -sae (-siː)

another word for mucous membrane

Derived forms of mucosa

mucosal, adjective

Word Origin for mucosa

C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy
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Medical definitions for mucosae

[ myōō-kōsə ]

n. pl. mu•co•sas

mucous membrane

Other words from mucosa

mu•cosal adj.
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