noun (plural epithelia /-lēə/)Anatomy
1The thin tissue forming the outer layer of a body’s surface and lining the alimentary canal and other hollow structures.
- Eighty-five percent of human ovarian tumors arise from the epithelium or surface layer of tissue that surrounds the ovaries.
- Each tonsil has an irregular number of ingrowths of the surface epithelium known as tonsillar crypts.
- The lining epithelium was often eroded, and the underlying stroma showed dense infiltration by inflammatory cells.
Words that rhyme with epitheliumberkelium, helium, nobelium, Sealyham
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