epithelium


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Related to epithelium: columnar epithelium, Stratified squamous epithelium, simple squamous epithelium

ep·i·the·li·um

 (ĕp′ə-thē′lē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·the·li·a (-lē-ə) or ep·i·the·li·ums
Membranous tissue composed of one or more layers of cells separated by very little intercellular substance and forming the covering of most internal and external surfaces of the body and its organs.

[New Latin epithēlium : epi- + Greek thēlē, nipple; see dhē(i)- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·the′li·al adj.

epithelium

(ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪəm)
n, pl -liums or -lia (-lɪə)
(Anatomy) an animal tissue consisting of one or more layers of closely packed cells covering the external and internal surfaces of the body. The cells vary in structure according to their function, which may be protective, secretory, or absorptive
[C18: New Latin, from epi- + Greek thēlē nipple]
ˌepiˈthelial adj

ep•i•the•li•um

(ˌɛp əˈθi li əm)

n., pl. -li•ums, -li•a (-li ə)
any tissue layer covering body surfaces or lining the internal surfaces of body cavities, tubes, and hollow organs.
[1740–50; < New Latin < Greek epi- epi- + thēl(ḗ) teat + New Latin -ium -ium2]

ep·i·the·li·um

(ĕp′ə-thē′lē-əm)
The thin, protective layer of cells that covers most of the outer surface of an animal body and lines the inner surface of many body parts. In vertebrate animals, the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, is composed of epithelium.

epithelium

1. A type of animal tissue that covers inner and outer surfaces.
2. The layer of cells covering the body’s surface and lining the alimentary canal and respiratory and urinary tracts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the bodyepithelium - membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
endothelium - an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities
mesothelium - epithelium originating in the embryonic mesoderm; lines the primordial body cavity
neuroepithelium - epithelium associated with special sense organs and containing sensory nerve endings
epithelial cell - one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
decidua - the epithelial tissue of the endometrium
Translations
epitelvýstelka

epithelium

[ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪəm] nepitelio

ep·i·the·li·um

n. L. epitelio, tejido que cubre las superficies expuestas e interiores del cuerpo;
ciliated ______ ciliado;
columnar ______ columnar;
cuboidal ______ cuboidal;
squamous ______ escamoso;
stratified ______ estratificado;
transitional ______ de transición, transicional.
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On the other hand, other authors have speculated that the mucinous tumours may originate from a sequestered segment of the renal pelvic epithelium in the renal parenchyma, especially in the case of an anomalous kidney, such as a horseshoe kidney.
The aim of this study was to investigate the expression pattern of VEGF and flk-1 in three components (luminal epithelium, glandular epithelium and stroma) of human endometrium during different phases of menstrual cycle using tissue microarray (TMA) analysis.
He further added that such a strategy could also be tried for other health problems that may occur when the intestinal epithelium breaks down, including certain forms of liver disease, diabetes, asthma, allergies, obesity and heart disease.
The proventriculus consists of a single-layered epithelium of cuboidal cells each with a central nucleus containing decondensed chromatin and a prominent nucleolus.
The normal fallopian tubal epithelium is composed of 3 basic epithelial cell types: ciliated cells, secretory cells, and intercalated peg cells, overlying a loose connective tissue submucosa and an outer myosalpinx, composed of inner circular and outer longitudinal layers.
This creates the perfect conditions for the laser ablation, and augments epithelium periphery growth to shorten visual recovery time and reduce pain during epithelial healing.
Different odors evoked different patterns of activity across the olfactory epithelium," says Hadas Lapid, a neuro-biologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.
The present study was therefore aimed at examining the capacity for binding of the testicular, epididymal, and vas deferens sperm to the epithelium of the SST under both in vivo and in vitro conditions as a means of assessing their functional maturation.
After the trachea is resected and the prosthesis is placed, the tissues surrounding the prosthesis must fill the pores in the biomaterial and provide a vascular network to nourish and oxygenate the regenerating endoluminal epithelium from the tracheal extremities.
Extensive studies have been performed to investigate the feasibility of oral mucosal epithelium for this purpose, as it is easily available and can be harvested without invasive surgery (5).
The virus is spread through sexual contact of the epithelium.
The researchers "also observed an insignificant increase in incidence of malignant schwannomas of the peripheral nerves in males, as well as hyperplasia of the olfactory epithelium in males and females.