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Mucosa

Definition

Mucosa is moist tissue that lines certain parts of the inside of your body. It is in your:

  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Lungs
  • Urinary and digestive tracts

Glands in this tissue release a thick fluid called mucus.

Alternative Names

Mucous membrane

References

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Mucosa. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mucosa. Accessed October 25, 2018.