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In hydras, applied to the most conspicuous cells of the ectoderm. They are columnar in form, with contractile processes extending into the mesogloea and broad outer bases which meet to form a continuous sheet. In some coelenterates (e.g. jellyfish) the epithelial part of the cells may be reduced.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Medicine and Health.


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