Flashcards in Week 1 December Deck (16):
epithelium /ep·i·the·li·um/ (-the´le-um) pl. epithe´lia [Gr.] the cellular covering of internal and external body surfaces
an aggregation of similarly specialized cells which together perform certain special functions
a thin layer of tissue that covers a surface, lines a cavity, or divides a space or organ
the layer of plasma membrane on the apical side (the side toward the lumen) of the epithelial cells in a body tube or cavity
any of the protoplasmic masses making up organized tissue, consisting of a nucleus surrounded by cytoplasm enclosed in a cell or plasma membrane.
the cellular process of elaborating and releasing a specific product; this activity may range from separating a specific substance of the blood to the elaboration of a new chemical substance.
one of the cells embedded in the lacunae of the cartilage matrix.chondrocyt´ic
Bone cells that maintain bone tissue.
an immature fiber-producing cell of connective tissue capable of differentiating into chondroblast, collagenoblast, or osteoblast
Capable of affecting more than one organ or tissue.
a circular, dense body that forms the site of attachment between certain epithelial cells, especially those of stratified epithelium of the epidermis, which consist of local differentiations of the apposing cell membranes.
Not vascular, bloodless
Composed of squamous cells
Composed of cuboidal cells
Composed of columnar cells