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  1. mucocutaneousadjective

    of or relating to the mucous membranes and skin


  1. mucocutaneousadjective

    Of or pertaining to the mucous membranes and the skin


  1. mucocutaneous

    A mucocutaneous junction, or mucocutaneous boundary, is a region of the body in which mucosa transitions to skin. Mucocutaneous zones occur in animals, at the body orifices. In humans, mucocutaneous junctions are found at the lips, nostrils, conjunctivae, urethra, vagina (in females), foreskin (in males), and anus. In the nostrils the mucocutaneous junction has a dense microvascular network, and shows a marked similarity to that found in the mouth, between the oral mucosa and the lips.At a mucocutaneous junction, epithelium transitions to epidermis, lamina propria transitions to dermis, and smooth muscle transitions to skeletal muscle. A mucocutaneous junction is often the site of an arterial anastomosis, a watershed area of venous and lymphatic drainage, and sensory (but not motor) nerve overlap. Winkelmann (1959) documented that the mucocutaneous boundary is a "specific erogenous zone with rete ridges where the nerve endings rise closer to the surface".


  1. mucocutaneous

    Mucocutaneous refers to the region that includes and interfaces the mucus membrane and the skin. It is often used to describe diseases, conditions, or infections that primarily affect these areas.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mucocutaneous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mucocutaneous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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