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muscular layer

 

Definition: the muscular, usually middle, layer of a tubular structure; for most of the gastrointestinal tract, it consists of an outer longitudinal layer of muscle and an inner circular layer.

Synonym(s): tunica muscularisTA, muscular coat

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