myoepithelial

adjective

myo·​epi·​the·​li·​al -ˌep-ə-ˈthē-lē-əl How to pronounce myoepithelial (audio)
: of, relating to, or being large contractile cells of epithelial origin which are located at the base of the secretory cells of various glands (as the salivary and mammary glands)

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“Myoepithelial.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/myoepithelial. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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