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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: The thin, membranous tissue that lines most of the internal and external surfaces of an animal's body

Usage examples (34)
  • Some epithelia are relatively impermeable; others are readily crossed.
  • Bacteria are present in the gut from a very early age, and populate the digestive epithelia.
  • This exudation soon occasions a cloudiness of the connective tissues and at the same time a desquamation (shedding in scales) of the epithelia (cells of the thin mucous...
  • Is it that the epithelia are just desensitized, or what? for more
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