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Mucous membrane



(1) A lubricating membrane lining all body passages and cavities.

(2) Any lining containing mucous secreting glands.


Examples of mucous membranes are those lining the mouth, nasal passages, vagina and urethra. They are mostly involved in absorption and secretion.

Also called: mucosa

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