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English definition of “epithelial”

epithelial

adjective uk   /ˌep.ɪˈθiː.li.əl/ us    // specialized
relating to the epithelium (= the layer of cells that cover most surfaces of the body): Epithelial cells form tissues that make up organs such as skin and glands.
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