- Squamous epithelial cell
Squamous epithelial cell Squamous epithelium is one of several types of epithelia. Code TH H2.00.02.0.01027
In anatomy, squamous epithelium (from Latin squama, "scale") is an epithelium characterised by its most superficial layer consisting of flat, scale-like cells called squamous epithelial cells. Epithelium may be composed of one layer of these cells, in which case it is referred to as simple squamous epithelium, or it may possess multiple layers, referred to then as stratified squamous epithelium. Both types perform differing functions, ranging from nutrient exchange to protection.
Squamous epithelial cells have a polygonal appearance when viewed from above.
Types include simple squamous epithelium and stratified squamous epithelium.
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- Diagrams of simple squamous epithelium
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- Histology at KUMC epithel-epith14 Stratified squamous epithelium of the skin (thin skin)
- Histology at KUMC epithel-epith15 Stratified squamous epithelium of the skin (thick skin)
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