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[suhb-myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.
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Origin of submucosa

New Latin word dating back to 1880–85; see origin at sub-, mucosa
Related formssub·mu·co·sal, adjective
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noun plural -cosae (-ˈkəʊsiː)
  1. anatomy the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane
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submucosa in Medicine


  1. A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.
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