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Submucosa
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Mucosa
Submucosa
Meissner's plexus
Circular muscle
Auerbach's plexus
longitudinal muscle
Serosa or Adventitia
Latin tela submucosa

The submucosa (or tela submucosa) is a thin layer of tissue in various organs of the gastrointestinal, respiratory, and genitourinary tracts.

It is the layer of dense irregular connective tissue that supports the mucosa (mucous membrane) and joins it to the muscular layer, the bulk of overlying smooth muscle (fibers running circularly within layer of longitudinal muscle).

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