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English definition of “mucous membrane”

mucous membrane

noun [C]     /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 themSubstances and structures in the body
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