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one of the simple squamous cells forming the lining of blood and lymph vessels and the inner layer of the endocardium.
Etymology: Gk, endon, within, thele, nipple; L, cella, storeroom
a lining cell of a body cavity or of the cardiovascular system. It is usually seen as a flat, nucleated cell.
en·do·the·li·al cell(en'dō-thē'lē-ăl sel)
One of the simple squamous cells forming the lining of blood and lymph vessels and the inner layer of the endocardium.
The type of epithelial cell that lines blood vessels and lymph vessels; these cells are usually squamous (flattened) and form sheets one layer thick. Endothelial cells are derived from mesenchyme cells of the embryo. A sheet of endothelial cells is called an endothelium.See: endothelium
See also: cell