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[suhb-myoo-koh-suh, -zuh] /ˌsʌb myuˈkoʊ sə, -zə/
noun, Anatomy
the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.
Origin of submucosa
1880-85; New Latin; see sub-, mucosa
Related forms
submucosal, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for submucosa
  • Traditional sausage is encased in the submucosa, the collagen layer of animal intestines.
  • The nasal cavity has extensive capillary plexuses in the mucosa and submucosa.
  • It consists of two parts, an internal in the submucosa, and an external outside the muscular coat.
British Dictionary definitions for submucosa


noun (pl) -cosae (-ˈkəʊsiː)
(anatomy) the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane
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submucosa in Medicine

submucosa sub·mu·co·sa (sŭb'myōō-kō'sə)
A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.

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