epithelial cell

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epithelial cell one of the closely packed cells forming the epithelium
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Usage

In literature:

The epithelial cells, from their shape, are known as squamous, columnar, glandular, or ciliated.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Such islets may also be due to the accidental transference of loose epithelial cells from the edges.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
DESQUAMATIVE NEPHRITIS, Bright's Disease, in which epithelial cells escape with the urine.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
He reports, too, that Turpin had compared the epithelial cells of the vagina with the cell-tissue of plants.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
The hairs themselves are modified epithelial cells.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
Numerous degenerated epithelial cells are found in the fluid.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Type of various epithelial cells and associated tissues Carcinoma.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The liberated sporozoites creep out and proceed to infect the epithelial cells.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Epithelial cancer is largely composed of cells resembling the natural epithelium of the body.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
The individual cells forming an epithelial membrane are classified according to their shape.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Goblet-shaped epithelial cells, in which the extremity of the parasite is inserted.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Epithelial cells with gravel of triple phosphates, or phosphate of lime.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
They never penetrate the epithelial layer, nor are they found in epithelial cells in any position.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The presence of the rod-like features in the epithelial cells is perhaps in favour of the latter view.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
The epithelial layer is edematous, often showing an increased number of cells.
"Scurvy Past and Present" by Alfred Fabian Hess
The cells of the pseudo-epithelium have one peculiarity very unlike that of ordinary epithelial cells.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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In news:

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, a mitogenic and antiapoptotic peptide, can affect the proliferation of breast epithelial cells, and is thought to have a role in breast cancer.
Team Generates 3-D Epithelial Tumors In Vitro from Normal Human Primary Cells.
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In science:

Mutation of a single allele of the cancer susceptibility gene brca1 leads to genomic instability in human breast epithelial cells.
Kernel-based aggregation of marker-level genetic association tests involving copy-number variation
Comparison of the nuclear proteomes of mammary epithelial cells at different stages of functional differentiation.
Improved proteomic analysis of nuclear proteins, as exemplified by the comparison of two myelo\"id cell lines nuclear proteomes
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