from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
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- noun 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, vaginaand urethra.
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- noun mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
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