Definition of Endothelium

1. Noun. An epithelium of mesoblastic origin; a thin layer of flattened cells that lines the inside of some body cavities.

Generic synonyms: Epithelial Tissue, Epithelium
Derivative terms: Endothelial



Definition of Endothelium

1. n. The thin epithelium lining the blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities. See Epithelium.

Definition of Endothelium

1. Noun. (anatomy) A thin layer of flat epithelial cells that lines the heart, serous cavities, lymph vessels, and blood vessels. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Endothelium

1. [n -LIA]

Medical Definition of Endothelium

1. The layer of epithelial cells that lines the cavities of the heart and of the blood and lymph vessels and the serous cavities of the body, originating from the mesoderm. Origin: Gr. Thel = nipple This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endothelium

endothelin-2
endothelin-3
endothelin-valine-generating endopeptidase
endothelin receptor
endothelins
endothelio-endothelial placenta
endotheliochorial placenta
endotheliocyte
endothelioid
endothelioma
endotheliomas
endotheliomata
endotheliosis
endotheliotoxin
endotheliotropic
endothelium (current term)
endothelium-derived growth factor synthase
endothelium-derived relaxing factor
endothelium camerae anterioris
endothelium derived relaxation factor
endothelium of anterior chamber
endotheloid
endotherm
endothermal
endothermic
endothermic reaction
endothermically
endothermicity
endothermies
endotherms

Literary usage of Endothelium

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1. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"In two preceding papers of this series (Foot, 1919, 1920) the reaction of the endothelium to a foreign body, agar, was discussed, as well as its reaction to ..."

2. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"Although endothelium is intimately related to the connective tissues, ... endothelium forms a covering of the free surface of those spaces not directly ..."

3. Neoplastic Diseases: A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing (1922)
"Thus, embryological data do not warrant fundamental distinctions between the various cells now commonly grouped as endothelium, since all are of mesodermal ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"Spleen weight, 879 grams; exterior rough, hard; cut surface firm, hard, fibrous; lymphoid tissue remaining in Malpighian corpuscles only; endothelium of ..."

5. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"DURAL endothelium The dural endothelium lines the cavity between the dura and the pia-arachnoid. Under a variety of pathologic conditions it proliferates ..."

6. A Text-book of Pathology by William George MacCallum (1916)
"... difficulty of establishing their relation to endothelium. ... Tumors derived from endothelium of the ..."

7. The Principles of Pathologic Histology by Frank Burr Mallory (1914)
"DURAL endothelium The dural endothelium lines the cavity between the dura and the pro-arachnoid. Under a variety of pathologic conditions it proliferates ..."

8. Ophthalmic review (1902)
"These are the facts : Fluorescin instilled into the conjunctival sac produces a deep staining of the cornea if the endothelium has been abraded ; but the ..."

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