Etymology and pronunciation::Epithelium


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Etymology and pronunciation The word epithelium ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) uses the Greek roots ἐπί (epi), "on" or "upon", and θηλή (thēlē), "nipple". Epithelium is so called because the name was originally used to describe the translucent covering of small "nipples" of tissue on the lip.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> The word has both mass and count senses; the plural form is epithelia.

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