Term: intestinal epithelium epithelial cell proliferation
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Name: intestinal epithelium
Synonyms: intestine epithelium, villous epithelium
Definition: Simple columnar epithelium that lines the intestine, sometimes pseudostratified, with absorptive brush-border cells and mucous goblet cells clearly visible.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005124]
Name: epithelial cell proliferation
Definition: The multiplication or reproduction of epithelial cells, resulting in the expansion of a cell population. Epithelial cells make up the epithelium, the covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities. It consists of cells joined by small amounts of cementing substances.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0050673]   QuickGO   AmiGO