American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A membrane lining all body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory and alimentary tracts, and having cells and associated glands that secrete mucus. Also called mucosa.
- n. anatomy A membrane which secretes mucus. It forms the lining of various body passages that communicate with the air, such as the respiratory, genitourinary, and alimentary tracts including the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) See under Membrane.
- n. mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
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