Definition of submucosa in English:

submucosa

Syllabification: sub·mu·co·sa
Pronunciation: /ˌsəbmyo͞oˈkōsə
 
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noun (plural submucosae /-sē/)

Physiology
  • The layer of areolar connective tissue lying beneath a mucous membrane.
    More example sentences
    • Between the mucosa and muscle layers lies the submucosa, which is rich in blood vessels and connective tissue.
    • Beneath the mucosa, there is a loose connective tissue layer called the submucosa.
    • Some of the nodules were located in the submucosa beneath areas of mucosal ulceration, but did not show communication with or disruption of the mucosa.

Derivatives

submucosal

adjective
More example sentences
  • Biopsies of the pharynx, performed after radiotherapy, showed infiltration of small lymphocytes, plasmacytes, and neutrophils in the submucosal area.
  • The cause of death was excessive infusion and absorption of normal saline during hysteroscopic ablation of submucosal leiomyoma for menorrhagia.
  • The lesion appeared to be submucosal with an intact submucosa and muscularis propria interface.

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin submucosa (membrana), feminine of submucosus 'submucous'.

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