[suhb-myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]

noun Anatomy.

the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.

Origin of submucosa

New Latin word dating back to 1880–85; see origin at sub-, mucosa
Related formssub·mu·co·sal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -cosae (-ˈkəʊsiː)

anatomy the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane
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submucosa in Medicine




A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.
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