"epithelium" Definition

  1. n. The superficial layer of cells lining the alimentary canal and all its appendages, all glands and their ducts, blood vessels and lymphatics, serous cavities, etc. It often includes the epidermis (i. e., keratin-producing epithelial cells), and it is sometimes restricted to the alimentary canal, the glands and their appendages, -- the term endothelium being applied to the lining membrane of the blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities.

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Position in dictionary: 34073 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n.,
Words that start with "epithelium": 2
Words that end with "epithelium": 1
Words that contain "epithelium": 2
Next words in dictionary: epitheliums, epitheloid, epithem, epithema, epithesis, epithet, epithetic, epithetical, epithite, epithumetic
Previous words in dictionary: epithelioma, epithelioid, epithelial, epithelia, epitheca, epithalamy, epithalamiums, epithalamium, epithalamies, epithalamic

English Dictionary Definition of epithelium

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