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submucosa

Pronunciation: sub'myu-ko'sa

Definition: A layer of tissue beneath a mucous membrane; layer of connective tissue beneath the tunica mucosa. [TA lists submucosae of the following viscera: bronchi, esophagus, small and large intestines, pharynx, stomach, bladder.]

Synonym(s): tela submucosa, tunica submucosa

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