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epithelium

 [ep″ĭ-the´le-um] (pl. epithe´lia) (Gr.)
the cellular covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities. It consists of cells joined by small amounts of cementing substances. Epithelium is classified into types on the basis of the number of layers deep and the shape of the superficial cells.
ciliated epithelium epithelium bearing vibratile, hairlike processes (cilia) on its free surface.
columnar epithelium epithelium whose cells are of much greater height than width.
cuboidal epithelium epithelium whose cells are of approximately the same height and width, and appear square in transverse section.
germinal epithelium thickened peritoneal epithelium covering the gonad from earliest development; formerly thought to give rise to germ cells.
glandular epithelium that composed of secreting cells.
pigmentary epithelium (pigmented epithelium) that made of cells containing granules of pigment.
sense epithelium (sensory epithelium) neuroepithelium (def. 1).
simple epithelium that composed of a single layer of cells.
squamous epithelium that composed of flattened platelike cells.
stratified epithelium epithelium made up of cells arranged in layers.
transitional epithelium a type characteristically found lining hollow organs, such as the urinary bladder, that are subject to great mechanical change due to contraction and distention; originally thought to represent a transition between stratified squamous and columnar epithelium.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

glan·du·lar ep·i·the·li·um

epithelium composed of secretory cells.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

glan·du·lar ep·i·the·li·um

(glan'dyū-lăr ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
Epithelium composed of secretory cells.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

glandular epithelium

a layer of cells with a secretory function, the secreted products entering the space lined by the epithelium, for example, the lining of the vertebrate intestine.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Lower power: the polyp is characterized by an arborizing network of smooth muscle bundles surrounded by benign glandular epithelium and normal lamina propria.
The expression of ER in glandular epithelium was significantly different between the endometriosis and normal control groups (10.95 [+ or -] 0.30 vs.
As we observed in Figure 3, P4 treatment considerably increased the expression of MTUS1 protein in luminal and glandular epithelium compared to vehicle treated control.
In the normal group we observed a glandular epithelium with cellular monolayer and an IL-4 signal in the basal area, while in the WOT and placebo groups we observed hyperplasic and hypertrophic regions and a poor IL-4 expression in the luminal region (Figure 5(a)).
During early adulthood, the glandular epithelium is increased by the infolding of the epithelium.
Morpho-functional characterization of glandular epithelium of uterine horns
These were observed under high power field for any apparent stratification of the glandular epithelium and it was recorded as present or absent.
For different locations but the same phase of the cycle, the expression of VEGF showed no statistically significant difference among the different compartments although the immunoreactivity was overall stronger in the luminal and glandular epithelium than that in the stroma (Figures 1AE, Table 2).
Activin receptors and inhibins were detected in the endometrial luminal and glandular epithelium and myometrium in the neonatal ovine uterus (Hayashi et al.
Mature teratoma termed as dermoid cyst by the clinicians accounts for nearly one third of all benign ovarian neoplasms.12 They consist of adult-type differentiated components such as skin cartilage and glandular epithelium.3