My`o*ep`i*the"li*al (?), a. [Myo- + epithelial.]

1. Biol.

Derived from epithelial cells and destined to become a part of the muscular system; -- applied to structural elements in certain embryonic forms.

2. Zool.

Having the characteristics of both muscle and epithelium; as, the myoepithelial cells of the hydra.


© Webster 1913.

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