mucous membrane defined in 1951 yearmucous membrane - mucous membrane;
mucous membrane - General name for a moist epithelium. and its immediately underlying connective tissue, in vertebrates. Particularly applied to lining of gut and urino-genital ducts. Epithelium is usually simple, though stratified near openings to exterior; often ciliated; often contains goblet cells secreting mucous.
near mucous membrane in Knolik
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