from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A layer of connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The layer of areolar tissue underlying a mucous membrane; submucous tissue.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the connective tissue beneath mucous membrane


sub- +‎ mucosa (Wiktionary)



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