Term: Endothelial cell
LungMAP ID: LMHA0000000161
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Definition: A mesenchymal-derived, polygonal, rounded, flat, or squamous ("scale-like") cell that lines the inner (luminal) surface of the blood vessels and lymphaic vessels. These cells contain vimentin filaments and are held together by junctional complexes to form a thin, continuous, endothelial cell layer or sheath (endothelium).