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mucosa

[myoo-koh-suh, -zuh] /myuˈkoʊ sə, -zə/
noun, plural mucosae
[myoo-koh-see, -zee] /myuˈkoʊ si, -zi/ (Show IPA).
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Origin of mucosa
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin, noun use of feminine of Latin mūcōsus mucous
Related forms
mucosal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mucosa

mucosa

/mjuːˈkəʊsə/
noun (pl) -sae (-siː)
1.
another word for mucous membrane
Derived Forms
mucosal, adjective
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Latin mūcōsus slimy
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mucosa in Medicine

mucosa mu·co·sa (myōō-kō'sə)
n. pl. mu·co·sas or mu·co·sae (-sē)
See mucous membrane.


mu·co'sal adj.
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