A stratified squamous epithelium consisting of a basal layer; it is keratinized or parakeratinized[BTO]. [ http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/BTO_0004998 ]

Synonyms: gingiva epithelial tissue gingiva epithelium epithelial tissue of gingiva epithelium of gingiva

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In humans: 15% orthokeratinized, 75% parakeratinized, 10% non-keratinized; diurnal; decreased keratinization with age. Note that in FMA this is classified as keratinized squamous - this perhaps refers to the epithelium of the attached or free gingiva