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Search Results for: mucous membrane

Mucous membrane

Definition noun (1) A lubricating membrane lining all body passages and cavities. (2) Any lining containing mucous secreting... Read More

Membrane

Definition noun, plural: membranes (1) (biology) A thin layer of tissue covering a surface or lining a cavity, space or... Read More

Alimentary canal

Definition of Alimentary canal What is the alimentary canal? The alimentary canal is a muscular hollow continuous tubular... Read More

Mucosa

Definition noun (1) A lubricating membrane lining all body passages and cavities. (2) Any lining containing mucous secreting... Read More

Gag reflex

Definition noun, plural: gag reflexes A reflex contraction characterized by retching or gagging when a foreign body comes in... Read More

Mucin

Definition noun, plural: mucins Any of the class of glycoproteins found in mucus (e.g. saliva, gastric juice, etc.) secreted... Read More

Touch

Definition noun (1) A perception or sense that results from the activation of neural receptors in the skin, and other mucous... Read More

Ethmoidal labyrinth

Definition noun, plural: ethmoidal labyrinths Either of the paired lateral masses of the ethmoid bone, consisting of the... Read More

Ventricular band of larynx

ventricular band of larynx --> vestibular fold One of the pair of folds of mucous membrane stretching across the laryngeal... Read More

Vaginal mucosa

Definition noun The mucous membrane inside of the vagina. Supplement Synonym:tunica mucosa... Read More

Polyp

Definition noun, plural: polyps (1) (zoology) The hollow, columnar, sessile form of Cnidarians (as opposed to the medusa... Read More

Gall

Gall 1. To fret and wear away by friction; to hurt or break the skin of by rubbing; to chafe; to injure the surface of by... Read More

Abrasion

Abrasion 1. (Science: pathology) The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the teeth) through some... Read More

Orbicularis oris

orbicularis oris (Science: anatomy, muscle) origin, by nasolabial band from septum of the nose, by superior incisive bundle... Read More

Exteroceptors

exteroceptor One of the peripheral end organs of the afferent nerves in the skin or mucous membrane, which respond to... Read More

Specialized mucosa

Definition noun The mucous membrane found in the regions of the taste buds on the dorsum of the... Read More

Sense organ

Definition noun, plural: sense organs An organ or structure that has nerve endings capable of detecting and reacting to a... Read More

Trachea

trachea The windpipe. A fibrocartilaginous tube lined with mucous membrane passing from the larynx to the... Read More

Grinding

Grinding --> abrasion 1. (Science: pathology) The wearing away of a substance or structure (such as the skin or the... Read More

Pharynx

Definition noun, plural: pharynges (anatomy) The cavity behind the mouth and the nasal cavity and opens to either the... Read More

Bronchus

Bronchus (Science: anatomy chest medicine) Any of the larger air passages of the lungs, having an outer fibrous coat with... Read More

Barb

Barb 1. To shave or dress the beard of. 2. To clip; to mow. 3. To furnish with barbs, or with that which will hold or hurt... Read More

Frenulum linguae

Frenulum linguae --> lingual frenulum a fold of mucous membrane extending from the floor of the mouth to the midline of... Read More

Intestinal mucosa

Definition noun The lining of the intestines, thus the mucous membrane facing the intestinal lumen Supplement The intestinal... Read More

Interureteric fold

Interureteric fold a fold of mucous membrane extending from the orifice of the ureter of one side to that of the other... Read More

Plica vestibularis

plica vestibularis --> vestibular fold One of the pair of folds of mucous membrane stretching across the laryngeal cavity... Read More

Penis

(Science: anatomy) The male organ of copulation and of urinary excretion, comprising a root, body and extremity or glans... Read More