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n. pl. en·do·the·li·a (-lē-ə)
A thin layer of flat epithelial cells that lines serous cavities, lymph vessels, and blood vessels.
en′do·the′li·al, en′do·the′li·oid′ adj.
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n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Anatomy) a tissue consisting of a single layer of cells that lines the blood and lymph vessels, heart, and some other cavities
[C19: New Latin, from endo- + -thelium, from Greek thēlē nipple]
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en•do•the•li•um(ˌɛn doʊˈθi li əm)
n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
a single layer of smooth tissue that lines the heart, blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and serous cavities.
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The cell layer lining the inside of the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
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|Noun||1.||endothelium - an epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities|
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