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mucosa

[myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]
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noun, plural mu·co·sae [myoo-koh-see, -zee] /myuˈkoʊ si, -zi/. Anatomy.
  1. mucous membrane.
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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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Historical Examples

  • Mucosal swelling is diminished and the infection which is usually present is antagonized.

    The Propaganda for Reform in Proprietary Medicines, Vol. 1 of 2

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British Dictionary definitions for mucosal

mucosa

noun plural -sae (-siː)
  1. another word for mucous membrane
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Derived Formsmucosal, adjective

Word Origin

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

mucosa

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