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endothelium

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noun en·do·the·li·um \ˌen-də-ˈthē-lē-əm\

Definition of endothelium

plural

endothelia

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  1. 1 :  an epithelium of mesodermal origin composed of a single layer of thin flattened cells that lines internal body cavities and the lumens of vessels

  2. 2 :  the inner layer of the seed coat of some plants

endothelial

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Origin and Etymology of endothelium

New Latin, from end- + -thelium (as in epithelium)


First Known Use: 1872


Medical Dictionary

endothelium

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noun en·do·the·li·um \ˌen-də-ˈthē-lē-əm\

Medical Definition of endothelium

plural

endothelia

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  1. :  an epithelium of mesoblastic origin composed of a single layer of thin flattened cells that lines internal body cavities (as the serous cavities or the interior of the heart)




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