submucosa

[suhb-myoo-koh-suh, -zuh]
noun Anatomy.
the layer of connective tissue located beneath the mucous membrane.

Origin:
1880–85; Neo-Latin; see sub-, mucosa

submucosal, adjective
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submucosa (ˌsʌbmjuːˈkəʊsə)
 
n , pl -cosae
anatomy the connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane

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

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Example sentences
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.
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