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Medical Term:

longitudinal layer of muscular coat


the outer, longitudinal layer of the smooth muscle of the muscular coat of a hollow viscus. Terminologia Anatomica lists longitudinal layers of muscular coats (stratum longitudinale tunicae muscularis ...) of the following: 1) intermediate urethra (... urethrae intermediae [TA]); 2) colon (... coli [TA]); 3) prostatic uretra (... urethrae prostaticae [TA]); 4) rectum (... recti [TA]); 5) small intestine (... intestini tenuis [TA]); 6) spongy urethra (... urethrae spongiosae [TA]); 7) stomach (... gastricae [TA]).

Synonym(s): stratum longitudinale tunicae muscularisTA

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