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.

Nearby words

  1. myoedema,
  2. myoelastic,
  3. myoelectric,
  4. myoendocarditis,
  5. myoepithelioma,
  6. myofacial pain-dysfunction syndrome,
  7. myofascial,
  8. myofascitis,
  9. myofibril,
  10. myofibroblast

Related formsmy′o•ep′i•theli•al adj.


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