noun (plural mucosae /-zē, -ˌzī/)
- A mucous membrane: the intestinal mucosaMore example sentences
- This leads to a more prolonged exposure of the esophageal mucosa to gastric fluid than normal.
- Celiac disease is a T-cell-mediated disorder triggered by gluten in susceptible subjects, affecting not only the small bowel but also the gastric and colonic mucosae.
- Target organs in this respect include nasal or oral cavity, lung, oesophagus, stomach mucosa, duodenum or skin.
- More example sentences
- The large mucosal surface of the bronchial tree is exposed constantly to inhaled antigens.
- In circumcised males only the distal penile urethra is lined with a mucosal epithelium.
- The surgical specimen consisted of the nasal septum and irregular, mucosal, polypoid tissues.
late 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of mucosus (see mucous).
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