- Mucosa is a mucus membrane or a lining of a part of the body that secretes mucus.
The inner lining of your nose is an example of a mucosa.
mucosa definition by Webster's New World
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- mucosal adjective
mucosa definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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noun pl. mu·co·sae or mu·co·sas
See mucous membrane.
Origin: From Latin mūcōsa, feminine of mūcōsus, mucous; see mucous.
- mu·coˈsal adjective