Definición de epithelium en inglés:


Saltos de línea: epi|the¦lium
Pronunciación: /ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪəm

sustantivo (plural epithelia /-lɪə/)

[mass noun] Anatomy
1The thin tissue forming the outer layer of a body’s surface and lining the alimentary canal and other hollow structures.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • 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.
1.1The part of the epithelium derived from embryonic ectoderm and endoderm, as distinct from endothelium and mesothelium.


mid 18th century: modern Latin, from epi- 'above' + Greek thēlē 'teat'.



Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Eyelid closure is a process involving the migration of epithelial cells.
  • The cornea is a living membrane, very thin and only composed of epithelial cells over a supporting matrix.
  • Many of these cells closely resembled normal superficial epithelial cells.

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