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glossary:endothelial [2007/08/27 09:32]
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glossary:endothelial [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Relating to the [[endothelium]],​ the layer of flat [[cell]]s lining the closed spaces of the body such as the inside of [[blood vessels]], [[lymphatic vessels]], the [[heart]], and body cavities. ​
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 +By contrast, the outside layer of cells that covers all the free, open surfaces of the body including the [[skin]] and [[mucous membrane]]s that communicate with the outside of the body is called the [[epithelium]]]. ​
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 +The word "​endothelium"​ is derived from the Greek "​endon,"​ within + G. "​thele,"​ nipple, so it literally means within the nipple.
  
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