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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: myu-ko'sa


A mucous tissue lining various tubular structures consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, and, in the digestive tract, a layer of smooth muscle (muscularis mucosae).

Synonym(s): tunica mucosaTA, mucous membranes, membrana mucosa, mucosal tunics, mucous tunics

[L. fem. of mucosus, mucous]

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