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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.
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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
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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]
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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.
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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.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations
epitelvýstelka

epithelium

[ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪəm] nepitelio
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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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(9) In fact, in reviewing the limited literature on Brunner gland adenocarcinoma and dysplasia (adenoma), these authors concluded that the dysplastic or neoplastic glandular epithelium in these polyps does not originate from Brunner glands, but rather from the ducts or the surface epithelium overlying the Brunner glands often involved by gastric foveolar metaplasia.
(3) There are two theories as to the pathogenesis: (a) the obstructive theory, which states that lymphoid hyperplasia in the parotid leads to ductal obstruction and salivary dilatation, like a true cyst; (b) HIV-related reactive lymphoproliferation occurs in the intra-parotid lymph nodes resulting in trapping of parotid glandular epithelium causing cystic enlargement.
Expression of ER and PR proteins (immunohistochemistry) in the glandular epithelium and endometrial stroma was significantly different among the three groups (all P < 0.05).
The expression of MTUS1 proteins were weakly detected in the luminal epithelium (LE), glandular epithelium, and stroma but not myometrium at GD 0.5.
Microscopic examination confirmed the diagnosis of obstructing postinflammatory pseudopolyps, composed of a layer of hyperplastic glandular epithelium, also including the mucosa muscularis.
The mean values of Vv of glandular epithelium in PCa (57%) were percentually higher than the same values in benign hyperplasia (39%), but there was no statistically significant difference in the degree of freedom (p < 0.05).
The glandular epithelium was simple squamous, simple cuboidal, or low columnar.
In addition, the functionalities of epithelium remained unchanged, which was confirmed by the sufficient synthesis of superficial-foveolar and glandular epithelium of corresponding mucins.
TNF-[alpha] is expressed in the cell membrane of T cells, fibroblasts, macrophages, and mast cells and could spread to the glandular epithelium [15].
The parotid glandular epithelium gets trapped in normal intraparotid lymph nodes causing cystic enlargement [2, 3].
The tumor was mainly composed of well differentiated neural tissue, skeletal muscle and bone; cystic areas lined by squamous epithelium, salivary type glandular epithelium. Intestinal and colonic mucosa were also present without any evidence of immature elements consistent with mature adrenal teratoma (Figure 3).
(b) Normal glandular epithelium of the diverticulum and the neoplastic lesion.