myoepithelium


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myoepithelium

 [mi″o-ep″ĭ-the´le-um]
tissue made up of contractile epithelial cells. adj., adj myoepithe´lial.

my·o·ep·i·the·li·um

(mī'ō-ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm),
Spindle-shaped, contractile, smooth musclelike cells of epithelial origin that are arranged longitudinally or obliquely around sweat glands and the secretory alveoli of the mammary gland; stellate myoepithelial cells occur around lacrimal and some salivary gland secretory units.
Synonym(s): muscle epithelium
[myo- + epithelium]

myoepithelium

/myo·epi·the·li·um/ (-ep″ĭ-the´le-um) tissue made up of contractile epithelial cells.myoepithe´lial

my·o·ep·i·the·li·um

(mī'ō-ep-i-thē'lē-ŭm)
Spindle-shaped, contractile, smooth musclelike cells of epithelial origin that are arranged longitudinally or obliquely around sweat glands and the secretory alveoli of the mammary gland; stellate myoepithelial cells occur around lacrimal and some salivary gland secretory units.

myoepithelium

tissue made up of contractile epithelial cells.
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