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glossary:epithelium

(Science: pathology) The covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities. It consists of cells joined by small amounts of cementing substances. Epithelium is classified into types on the basis of the number of layers deep and the shape of the superficial cells.

glossary/epithelium.txt · Last modified: 2012/10/16 14:40 (external edit)