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Meaning of epithelium

ep•i•the•li•um

Pronunciation: (ep"u-thē'lē-um), [key]
— pl. -li•ums, -li•a
  1. any animal tissue that covers a surface, or lines a cavity or the like, and that, in addition, performs any of various secretory, transporting, or regulatory functions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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