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 ]

Synonyms: portion of epithelium epithelial tissue

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uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

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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]