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Squamous epithelium

What is squamous epithelium? Squamous epithelium is a thin layer of tissue made up of flat, squamous cells. The squamous epithelium forms a barrier on the surface of an organ that protects the tissue below from injury and infection. Where is squamous epithelium normally found in the body? Squamous epithelium can be found in various …
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Squamous cells

Squamous cells are a specialized type of cell normally found on the surface of a tissue. They connect together to form a barrier called the epithelium that protects the tissue below the surface from infections and injuries. They have a flat shape and form tight connections with their neighboring cells which allows them to withstand …
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Keratinization

In pathology, keratinization describes squamous cells producing and accumulating large amounts of a protein called keratin. Microscopically, this makes the cells look pink when stained with a combination of dyes called hematoxylin and eosin (H&E). ¬†These cells appear pink because the keratin binds strongly with eosin which is a pink stain. In some areas of …
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