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Anatomy Unit Two

Epithelial Tissue

TermDefinition
Simple Epithelium One cell layer thick
Stratified Epithelium Multiple layers thick
Squamous Shape Flat, like fish scales
Cuboidal Shape Cube, dice shape
Columnar Shape Tall column shape
Pseudostratified Epithelium False stratified; one layer thick, cilia on top
Transitional Epithelium Stratified; Bulb rounded shape relaxed, flattens out when stretched
Classification of epithelium Number of layers and shape of cells
Apical Surface Free surface of epithelial tissue
Basal Surface Bottom surface of epithelial tissue; attached to connective tissue (basement membrane)
Avascular Have no blood supply; blood comes from connective tissue
Regenerate Regrow; renew (Epithelial regenerate quickly)
Location of transitional epithelial tissue bladder, kidneys, ureters
Main Job of Epithelial Tissue Protective lining of body and organs inside and outside
Created by: Mrs. Waters