Definition of mucosa in English:

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mucosa

Pronunciation: /myo͞oˈkōzə/

noun (plural mucosae /-zē/ /-ˌzī/)

A mucous membrane: the intestinal mucosa
More 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.

Derivatives

mucosal

adjective
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.

Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, feminine of mucosus (see mucous).

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Syllabification: mu·co·sa

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