monoptychial

Arranged in a single but folded layer, as the cells in the epithelium of the gallbladder or certain glands. [mono- + G. ptyche, fold]

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mono·pty·chi·al (mon″o-tiґke-əl) [mono- + Gr. ptychē fold] arranged in a single layer; said of glands whose cells are arranged on the basement membrane in a single layer. Cf. polyptychial.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • monoptychial gland — a gland in which the tubules or alveoli are lined with a single layer of secreting cells …   Medical dictionary

  • polyptychial — Folded or arranged so as to form more than one layer. [G. polyptychos, having many folds or layers, fr. poly + ptyche, fold or layer] * * * poly·ptych·i·al .päl i tik ē əl adj arranged in more than one layer <polyptychial glandular cells> * …   Medical dictionary

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