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Myoepithelium

Definition

noun, plural: myoepithelia

(histology) A tissue comprised of myoepithelial cells characterized by having muscle and epithelial cell features


Supplement

Myoepithelium are found in the following glands: sweat glands, mammary glands, lacrimal glands, and salivary glands.


Word origin: myo- (muscle) + Latin epithēlium, from Greek epi (on, atop) + thēlē (nipple)

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