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Topic: HUMAN

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: mucosus, from mucus; MUCUS

mucous membrane

noun
     
mu‧cous mem‧brane [countable]
HB the thin layer of skin that covers some inner parts of the body, such as the inside of the nose, and produces mucus
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