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Epithelium Histology

Are the tissues on the edge of the specimen or facing a cavity

(Do the cell have a free side)?

if yes the tissue is: 

Epithelium

How many layers?

Single Layer

Simple

 

Multi Layer

Stratified

 

SHAPE OF CELLS

 

Flat:  Squamous

Simple Squamous Epithelium

 

Stratified Squamous Epithelium

simple squamous

 

stratified squamous

 

Square: Cuboidal

 

Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

 

Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium

Simple Cuboidal

 

 

Pillars: Columnar

 

Simple Columnar Epithelium

 

Stratified Columnar Epithelium

Simple Columnar

Stratified Columnar

 

Cells look like they are "pushed up"

 

Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium

 
Pseudostratified

NO

 

Cells that are different shape

 

NO

 

Transitional Epithelium

Transitional