Epithelium vs Pinacocyte - What's the difference?

epithelium | pinacocyte |


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.

epithelium

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (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 .

    Synonyms

    * epithelial tissue

    Derived terms

    * epithelial

    See also

    * endothelium * epidermis English nouns with irregular plurals

    pinacocyte

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) Any of a group of flattened polygonal cells that together make up the pinacoderm in the dermal epithelium of sponges