|—n , pl -liums, -lia|
|an animal tissue consisting of one or more layers of closely packed cells covering the external and internal surfaces of the body. The cells vary in structure according to their function, which may be protective, secretory, or absorptive|
|[C18: New Latin, from |
|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
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