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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sub'ser-o'sa


The layer of connective tissue beneath a serous membrane. Terminologia Anatomica recognizes a subserosa in relation to the bladder, esophagus, gallbladder, small and large intestine, liver, pleura, pericardium, peritoneum, stomach, testes, uterine tubes, and uterus.

Synonym(s): tela subserosaTA, subserous layer

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