ep·​i·​the·​li·​oid ˌe-pə-ˈthē-lē-ˌȯid How to pronounce epithelioid (audio)
: resembling epithelium
epithelioid cells

Examples of epithelioid in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1878, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of epithelioid was in 1878

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“Epithelioid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epithelioid. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


ep·​i·​the·​li·​oid ˌep-ə-ˈthē-lē-ˌȯid How to pronounce epithelioid (audio)
: resembling epithelium
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