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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
On the other hand, we observed that autophagy in the glandular epithelium of benign hyperplasia decreased along with the changes in glandular atrophy after the blockade of cholinergic innervation.
In addition, the functionalities of epithelium remained unchanged, which was confirmed by the sufficient synthesis of superficial-foveolar and glandular epithelium of corresponding mucins.
Glandular epithelium is increased by irregular infolding into the lumen giving a pseudopapillary pattern.
This mucosa, particularly in its atrophic state, as it likely is in the FtM patient, has a nonkeratinized, glandular epithelium on a dense, fibrous stroma [9].
For identifying the functional activity of epithelial cells, the area of the surface and glandular epithelium and their nuclei, nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio of epithelial cells by an imaging analysis computer program were determined.
5) In contrast, MALT lymphomas contain lymphocytes that invade glandular epithelium to form the characteristic lymphoepithelial lesions.
The sections were then assessed for stratification of glandular epithelium, changes in the glandular shape and glandular epithelial height.
Concerning a quantitative analysis of these effects, the results in Table 4 demonstrate that both maximal glandular cavity diameters and glandular epithelium height in the distilled water control group were significantly larger than those in the sham-operated distilled water control group (p < 0.
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.
Although the transition from normal glandular epithelium to neoplastic epithelium was not identified, the carcinoma was considered to originate from the Bartholin's gland.