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Medical Term:

submucosa of small intestine


a layer of connective tissue between the muscularis mucosae of the small intestine and the inner (circular) muscle layer; the site of Brunner glands in the duodenum and Peyer patches in the ileum.

Synonym(s): tela submucosa intestini tenuisTA

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