epitheliomuscular
adj. [Gr. epi, upon; thele, nipple; L. musculosus, fleshy]
(CNIDARIA)
Pertaining to epithelium with a longitudinal contractile fiber at the base; myoepithelial.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • epitheliomuscular — /ep euh thee lee oh mus kyeuh leuhr/, adj. Zool. of or pertaining to an epithelial cell of a coelenterate that contains contractile fibrils and acts as a muscle. [EPITHELI(UM) + O + MUSCULAR] * * * …   Universalium

  • epitheliomuscular — ep·i·the·lio·mus·cu·lar (ep″ĭ the″le o musґku lər) composed of epithelium and muscle …   Medical dictionary

  • epitheliomuscular — ep·i·the·lio·muscular …   English syllables

  • epitheliomuscular — ˌepə|thēlē(ˌ)ō+ adjective Etymology: epitheli + muscular : of or being an epithelial cell of coelenterates that is modified to function in contraction and has an elongated fibrillar base that functions in the same manner as a muscle cell * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • myoepithelial — n. [Gr. mys, muscle; epi, upon; thele, nipple] 1. (BRYOZOA) A contractile ectodermal cell with intracellular striated muscles. 2. (CNIDARIA) Epithelium with a longitudinal contractile fiber at the base; epitheliomuscular …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • ep|i|the|li|o|mus|cu|lar — «EHP uh THEE lee oh MUHS kyuh luhr», adjective. having to do with epithelial cells with muscular processes: »The epitheliomuscular cells of coelenterates are generally considered to be the most primitive type of muscle cells (Hegner and Stiles) …   Useful english dictionary

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