Mucous patches
Mucous Mu"cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster]

2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. [1913 Webster]

{Mucous membrane}. (Anat.) See under {Membrane}.

{Mucous patches} (Med.), elevated patches found in the mucous membranes of the mouth and anus, usually due to syphilis.

{Mucous tissue} (Anat.), a form of connective tissue in an early stage of development, found in the umbilical cord and in the embryo, and also in certain tumors called myxomata. [1913 Webster]


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  • Mucous — Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucous membrane — Mucous Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mucous tissue — Mucous Mu cous, a. [L. mucosus, fr. mucus mucus.] 1. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, mucus; slimy, ropy, or stringy, and lubricous; as, a mucous substance. [1913 Webster] 2. Secreting a slimy or mucigenous substance; as, the mucous membrane.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Mucous membrane of the soft palate — Gray s subject #243 1141 The mucous membrane of the soft palate is thin, and covered with stratified squamous epithelium on both surfaces, excepting near the pharyngeal ostium of the auditory tube, where it is columnar and ciliated. According to… …   Wikipedia

  • Peyer's patches — oval masses of lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane lining the small intestine. J. C. Peyer (1653 1712), Swiss anatomist …   Medical dictionary

  • Peyer's patches — oval masses of lymphoid tissue on the mucous membrane lining the small intestine. [C. Peyer (1653–1712), Swiss anatomist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Syphilis — A sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, a microscopic organism called a spirochete. This worm like, spiral shaped organism infects people by burrowing into the moist mucous membranes of the mouth or genitals. From there, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • laryngitis — laryngitic /lar euhn jit ik/, adj. /lar euhn juy tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the larynx, often with accompanying sore throat, hoarseness or loss of voice, and dry cough. [1815 25; LARYNG + ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the larynx, causing… …   Universalium

  • endemic syphilis — see bejel * * * a chronic, inflammatory, non–sexually transmitted treponemal infection caused by a subspecies of Treponema pallidum; it mainly affects children in dry regions around the Mediterranean and nearby desert areas in Africa and the… …   Medical dictionary

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