Portion of tissue, that consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells connected to each other by cell junctions and which is underlain by a basal lamina. Examples: simple squamous epithelium, glandular cuboidal epithelium, transitional epithelium, myoepithelium[CARO]. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9114-8737 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epithelium ]
- UMLS:C0014609 (ncithesaurus:Epithelium)
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Editor note: surface epithelium may contain non-epithelial cells, such as melanocytes, lymphocytes and dendritic cells, within the sheet of epithelial cells. Do we consider these part of the epithelium, or located-in it?
Portion of tissue, that consists of one or more layers of epithelial cells connected to each other by cell junctions and which is underlain by a basal lamina. Examples: simple squamous epithelium, glandular cuboidal epithelium, transitional epithelium, myoepithelium[CARO].
portion of epithelium
The two basic types of metazoan tissue are epithelial and connective. The simplest metazoans, and developmental stages of many primitive invertebrates, consist solely of these two layers. Thus, epithelial and connective tissues may be the primary (original) tissues of metazoans, and both are important in the functional organization of animals.[well established][VHOG]
- tissue and composed primarily of some epithelial cell
- unilaminar epithelium or multilaminar epithelium
- composed primarily of some epithelial cell
- only in taxon some Eumetazoa
- has part some cell-cell junction
- has part some basement membrane of epithelium