epithalaxia ep·i·tha·lax·i·a (ěp’ə-thə-lāk’sē-ə)
The shedding of epithelial cells, especially those lining the intestine.
/ˌɛpɪˈθiːkə/ noun (pl) -cae (-siː) 1. the outer and older layer of the cell wall of a diatom Compare hypotheca
[ep-uh-thee-shee-uh m, -see-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi əm, -si əm/ noun, plural epithecia [ep-uh-thee-shee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌɛp əˈθi ʃi ə, -si ə/ (Show IPA). Mycology. 1. the surface layer of tissue of the fruiting body of lichens and fungi, formed by the union of the tips of the paraphyses over the spore sacs.
[ep-uh-thee-lee-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈθi li əm/ noun, plural epitheliums, epithelia [ep-uh-thee-lee-uh] /ˌɛp əˈθi li ə/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. any animal tissue that covers a surface, or lines a cavity or the like, and that, in addition, performs any of various secretory, transporting, or regulatory functions. /ˌɛpɪˈθiːlɪəm/ noun (pl) -liums, -lia (-lɪə) 1. an animal […]
- Epithelial dystrophy
epithelial dystrophy n. Dystrophy of the cornea characterized by opacification of the central cornea and affecting primarily the epithelium and its basement membrane.