myoepithelium

[ mī′ō-ĕp′ə-thēlē-əm ]

n.

Contractile spindle-shaped cells arranged longitudinally or obliquely around sweat glands and around the secretory alveoli of the mammary gland.

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Other words from myoepithelium

my′o•ep′i•theli•al adj.
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