[myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]

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. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for mucosal


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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mucosal in Medicine


n. pl. mu•co•sas
  1. mucous membrane
Related formsmu•cosal adj.
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