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stratified squamous epithelium: consists of squamous (flattened) epithelial cells arranged in layers upon a basal membrane; ex: skin; simple epithelium would only be one cell thick

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Epithelial tissue protects underlying structures acting as barriers permitting the passage of substances and secrete substances. a. Simple squamous b. Simple cuboidal c. Simple epithelium d. Pseudostratified columnar e. Stratified squamous f. Stratified cuboidal g. Stratified columnar h. Transitional

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