epithelium

Epithelium

What does epithelium mean? Epithelium is a thin layer of specialized cells on the surface of a tissue. This could be an outside surface like the skin, or an inside surface like the cells that line the inner surface of the colon. The cells in the epithelium are called epithelial cells. The epithelial cells stick …
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Epithelial cell

What is an epithelial cell? Epithelial cells are a specialized type of cell that form a thin tissue barrier called an epithelium. This barrier can be on the surface or on the inside of a tissue. There are many different types of epithelial cells found throughout the body. Types of epithelial cells include: Squamous cells¬†– …
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