As nouns the difference between epithelium and pinacocyte
is that epithelium
is epithelium while pinacocyte
is (biology) any of a group of flattened polygonal cells that together make up the pinacoderm in the dermal epithelium of sponges.
(anatomy) A membranous tissue composed of one or more layers of cells which forms the covering of most internal and external surfaces of the body and its organs: internally including the lining of vessels and other small cavities, and externally being the skin.
* 1969 , Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor , Penguin 2011, p. 25:
- the passenger's roving eyes paused for a moment as he listened inwardly to a nether itch, which he supposed to be (correctly, thank Log) only a minor irritation of the epithelium .
* epithelial tissue
(biology) Any of a group of flattened polygonal cells that together make up the pinacoderm in the dermal epithelium of sponges