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(english) Thin tissue (usually 1 cell thick) lining the surface of organs or cavities in animals, and either secreting or allowing the transfer (e.g. through diffusion) of substance. (See also: skin, cell, gill)
(french) Le tissu mince (habituellement d'une cellule d'épaisseur) qui tapisse les surfaces des organes ou des cavités des animaux, et qui sécrétent ou permettent le transfert (par exemple, par diffusion) de substance. (See also: skin, cell, gill)
(portuguese) Tecido fino (geralmente com uma única fiada de células) que forra a superfície dos orgãos e cavidades internas e que também podem produzir secreções ou permitir a passagem através da difusão, de compostos químicos. (See also: skin, cell, gill)

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