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Epithelial Tissues

Tissues composed of thin, flattened cells Squamous
Tissues with cubelike cells Cuboidal
Tissues with elongated cells Columnar
Tissues with single layers of cells Simple
Tissues with two or more layers of cells Stratified
Single layer of thin, flattened cells, and allow substances to pass easily Simple Squamous Epithelium
Single layer of cubed shaped cells Simple Cuboidal Epithelium
Composed of a single layer of elongated cells. Can be ciliated or not. Simple Columnar Epithelium
Single layer of elongated cells, often fringed with cilia Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium
Many layers of cells, which are flattened Stratified Squamous Epithelium
Many layers of cubed shaped cells Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium
Top layer of elongated cells, lower layers of cube-shaped cells. Stratified Columnar Epithelium
Many layers of cube shaped and elongated cells Transitional Epithelium
Composed of cells that are specialized to produce and secrete substances into ducts or body fluids Glandular Epithelium
Functions in filtration, diffusion, and osmosis. Found in lungs, and linings of blood and lymph vessels. Simple Squamous
Funcion in secretion and absorbtion. Found on surface of ovaries, and kidneys. Simple Cuboidal
Function in protection, secrection, and absorbtion. Found in uterus, stomach, and intestines. Simple Columnar
Function in protection, secretion, and mucus movement. Found in respiratory passages. Pseudostratified Columnar
Function in protection. Outer layer of skin, linings of oral cavity, and throat. Stratified Squamous
Function in protection. Linings of sweat glands, salivary glands, and pancreas. Stratified Cuboidal
Function in protection and secretion. Parts of male urethra, and pharynx. Stratified Columnar
Lining of urinary bladder, and ureters. Transitional Epithelium
Function in secretion. Found in salivary glands, sweat glands, endocrine glands. Glandular Epithelium
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