A plural of epithelium.
- plural form of epithelium
Variant of epithelium
nounpl. epitheliums or epithelia
cellular tissue covering external body surfaces, as the epidermis, or lining internal surfaces, as hollow organs, vessels, etc.: it consists of one or more layers of cells with little intercellular material
Origin of epitheliumModern Latin ; from Classical Greek epi-, upon + thēlē, nipple: see female