Meaning of “mucous membrane” in the English Dictionary

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"mucous membrane" in British English

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mucous membranenoun [ C ]

uk /ˌmjuː.kəs ˈmem.breɪn/ us /ˌmjuː.kəs ˈmem.breɪn/ specialized

the thin skin that covers the inside surface of parts of the body such as the nose and mouth and produces mucus to protect them

(Definition of “mucous membrane” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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