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Epithelium Vocabulary

a group of cells with similar structure and function tissue
what does prefix epi- mean? on or above
a term used to describe the free surface in all epithelial tissues apical
a term used to describe the bound or attached surface in all epithelial tissues basal
the basal surface of epithelial tissues always sits upon this layer of proteins basement membrane
term used to describe a tissue without a blood supply avascular
fluid outside of a cell extracellular fluid (ECF)
another term for cytoplasm or fluid within a cell intracellular fluid (ICF)
what does cyt- mean? cell
what does strat- mean? layer
cells that are as tall as they are wide; contain large, spherical nuclei in the center of the cells cuboidal
cells that are taller than they are wide; nuclei tend to be elongated and near the basal surface columnar
cells that are flat and thin; nuclei are centrally located squamous
Created by: smonahan