from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A layer of loose connective tissue beneath a mucous membrane.
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- 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.
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- n. the connective tissue beneath mucous membrane
Some substances, especially those which are poorly ionized in plasma (such as weak bases), may passively diffuse through the walls of the capillaries, through the intestinal submucosa, and into the intestinal lumen to be eliminated in feces.
A thin layer of mesoblast, probably the submucosa, _sl_, lies beneath the epithelium and projects up into the folds.
The nasal cavity has extensive capillary plexuses in the mucosa and submucosa.
The trachea and bronchi have plexuses in the mucosa and submucosa but the smaller bronchi have only a single layer.
The areolar or submucous coat (tela submucosa) connects loosely the mucous and muscular coats.
The areolar coat (tela submucosa; submucous coat) connects the muscular and mucous layers closely together.
From this a secondary plexus, the plexus of the submucosa (Meissners plexus) (Fig. 1072) is derived, and is formed by branches which have perforated the circular muscular fibers.
The areolar or submucous coat (tela submucosa) connects together the mucous and muscular layers.
The submucous coat (tela submucosa) consists of a layer of areolar tissue, connecting together the muscular and mucous coats, and intimately united to the latter.
The areolar or submucous coat (tela submucosa) consists of a loose, areolar tissue, connecting the mucous and muscular layers.