mucosa

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mucosa

[myü′kō·sə]
(histology)
A mucous membrane.
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Also, the floor of the mouth and lateral and ventral tongue surfaces are covered by a thinner, nonkeratinized mucosa which provides less protection against carcinogens (Neville & Day).
Nevertheless, the floor of the mouth and lateral and ventral tongue surfaces are characterized by a higher permeability due to their thinner, nonkeratinized mucosa, providing less protection against carcinogens (Neville & Day).
The soft tissue healing following implant surgery may result in the establishment of a border tissue composed of either keratinized or nonkeratinized mucosa [3].