epitheliomuscular

adjective

ep·​i·​the·​lio·​muscular
ˌepə¦thēlē(ˌ)ō+
: of or being an epithelial cell of coelenterates that is modified to function in contraction and has an elongated fibrillar base that functions in the same manner as a muscle cell

Word History

Etymology

epitheli- + muscular

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“Epitheliomuscular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epitheliomuscular. Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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