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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ep·i·the·li·um /ˌɛpəˈθiliəm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 ep·i·the·li·um /ˌɛpəˈθɪlɪəm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ep·i·the·li·um n.; pl. E. Epitheliums L. Epithelia   Anat. The superficial layer of cells lining the alimentary canal and all its appendages, all glands and their ducts, blood vessels and lymphatics, serous cavities, etc. It often includes the epidermis (i. e., keratin-producing epithelial cells), and it is sometimes restricted to the alimentary canal, the glands and their appendages, -- the term endothelium being applied to the lining membrane of the blood vessels, lymphatics, and serous cavities.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : membranous tissue covering internal organs and other
          internal surfaces of the body [syn: epithelial tissue]
      [also: epithelia (pl)]