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- n. Plural form of mucous membrane.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the membranes lining passages and cavities which communicate with the exterior, as well as ducts and receptacles of secretion, and habitually secreting mucus.
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Although he had not howled once, his snarling and growling, combined with his thirst, had hoarsened his throat and dried the mucous membranes of his mouth so that he was incapable, except under the sheerest provocation, of further sound.
For this new physical ailment, he began taking another prescribed medication, Sucralfate, which forms a pastelike substance that clings to the mucous membranes of the stomach and prevents damage from an excess of acid.