What is the meaning of the verb "lines" in this context?

"Epithelial tissue covers body surfaces, lines body cavities and form glands"

I searched in the dictionary but I found a lot of results and I'm not sure which one is matched.


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  • $\begingroup$ (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen. $\endgroup$ – mgkrebbs Mar 30 '16 at 3:18
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's english language, not specific biology terminology $\endgroup$ – rg255 Mar 30 '16 at 4:40
  • $\begingroup$ You've already had another question closed for this exact reason. Please use one of the English sites you're already a member of to ask basic English grammatical questions. $\endgroup$ – MattDMo Mar 30 '16 at 19:55

Lines in that context is the verb form of the noun lining which is a surface that forms an inner boundary of an object. Here's a dictionary entry.


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