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mucous membrane

Syllabification: mu·cous mem·brane

Definition of mucous membrane in English:

noun

An epithelial tissue that secretes mucus and that lines many body cavities and tubular organs including the gut and respiratory passages.
Example sentences
  • The airways also become inflamed with swelling of the bronchial mucous membrane and secretion of excessive thick mucus that is difficult to expel.
  • As powder is inhaled, it can sensitize an individual through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.
  • These fumes are toxic and may have irritating effects on mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes.

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