squamous epithelium
An epithelium in which the cells are flattened. May be a simple epithelium (eg. endothelium) or a stratified epithelium (eg. epidermis).

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • squamous epithelium — see epithelium …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • squamous epithelium — thin tissue layer that consists of scaly flat cells …   English contemporary dictionary

  • simple squamous epithelium — squamous epithelium that has only one layer, such as in endothelium, mesothelium, and pulmonary alveoli. Called also pavement or tessellated e …   Medical dictionary

  • stratified squamous epithelium — epithelium such as that of typical skin, having a basal layer of cuboidal cells and overlying layers of squamous cells …   Medical dictionary

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