epithelial epithelial  /ɛ pɪ ˈθɛl jəl/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or belonging to the epithelium

Usage(s):

  1. Over the years, 68 of these women developed epithelial ovarian cancer.
  2. Either way, as epithelial cells--closely packed, multilayered cells of which most solid tumors are made--they are oddballs in their new fluid environment.
  3. Polyps are small growths that generally appear on epithelial tissues, like those that line the intestines.

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