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EPITHELIAL TISSUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does epithelial tissue mean? 

EPITHELIAL TISSUE (noun)
  The noun EPITHELIAL TISSUE has 1 sense:

1. membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body

  Familiarity information: EPITHELIAL TISSUE used as a noun is very rare.


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EPITHELIAL TISSUE (noun)


Sense 1epithelial tissue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

epithelial tissue; epithelium

Hypernyms ("epithelial tissue" is a kind of...):

animal tissue (the tissue in the bodies of animals)

Meronyms (parts of "epithelial tissue"):

epithelial cell (one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "epithelial tissue"):

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)

decidua (the epithelial tissue of the endometrium)


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