the smooth stratified squamous epithelium that covers the outer surface of the cornea [ MESH:A09.371.060.217.325 MP:0006000 http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/smb ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

latin term
epithelium anterius corneae [ FMA:58263 FMA:TA ]

definition

the smooth stratified squamous epithelium that covers the outer surface of the cornea

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Gray871.png

external definition

Portion of tissue comprised of four to six layers of nonkeratinized, stratified squamous cells and represents approximately 60% of the thickness of the cornea.[TAO]

has exact synonym

epithelial tissue of cornea

cornea epithelial tissue

epithelium of cornea

external epithelium of cornea

epithelium anterius corneae

epithelium corneƦ anterior layer

epithelium anterius (cornea)

anterior corneal epithelium

cornea epithelium

has related synonym

endothelium corneale

endothelium camerae anterioris bulbi

e. anterius corneae

epithelium posterius corneae

endothelium anterius corneae

anterior endothelium of cornea

id

UBERON:0001772

taxon notes

In Humans: It consists of several layers of cells. The cells of the deepest layer are columnar; then follow two or three layers of polyhedral cells, the majority of which are prickle cells similar to those found in the stratum mucosum of the cuticle. Lastly, there are three or four layers of squamous cells, with flattened nuclei

In zebrafish: nonpigmented, stratified squamous nonkeratinizing epithelial cells, attached to a thick basement membrane that is considered to be analogous to the Bowman's membrane in mammals