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submucosa

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

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.


submucosa

/ ˌsʌbmjuːˈkəʊsə /

noun

  1. anatomy the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane


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Other Words From

  • submu·cosal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of submucosa1

New Latin word dating back to 1880–85; sub-, mucosa

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Example Sentences

A thin layer of mesoblast, probably the submucosa, sl, lies beneath the epithelium and projects up into the folds.

Thence they penetrate the mucous membrane and the submucosa (Parrot).

This is now enlarged by the breaking down of the remaining tissue of the follicle, then of the submucosa.

In the later stages, erosion of the mucosa occurs, and the upper layers of submucosa become involved.

These cells are most abundant near the muscularis mucos and in the submucosa.

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