[ 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
OTHER WORDS FROM mucosamu·co·sal, adjective
Words nearby mucosa
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Example sentences from the Web for mucosal
Mucosal swelling is diminished and the infection which is usually present is antagonized.
British Dictionary definitions for mucosal
/ (mjuːˈkəʊsə) /
noun plural -sae (-siː)
another word for mucous membrane
Derived forms of mucosamucosal, adjective
Word Origin for mucosa
C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy
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Medical definitions for mucosal
[ myōō-kō′sə ]
n. pl. mu•co•sas
Other words from mucosamu•co′sal adj.
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