sheets of tightly packed cells that line organs and body cavities.
acts as a covering and lining on the outside surfaces of the body and lines the internal organs or secretes hormones or other products.
the tissue which forms the superificial layer of skin and some organs. It also forms the inner lining of blood vessels, ducts, body cavities, and the interior of the respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems.
tissue that lines the cervix and other parts of the body
tissue that forms glands or the outer part of the skin; it lines blood vessels, hollow organs, and passages that lead from the body to the exterior
(Greek, epi = upon + thele = nipple) Cells tightly linked together to form a sheet with little extracellular matrix.
one of four major tissue types; derived from endoderm and ectoderm; covering and lining of surfaces of body
A layer of tissue that makes up the epidermis (outer layer of skin) which provides the skin with a tough, two-way barrier, keeping nutrients, water and body heat in, and unwanted chemicals and germs out.
forming the outer layer of body surface.
membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body
a tissue that covers the external surface of the body and lines hollow structures inside the body
EP-eh-THEEL-e-al TISH-ew Tightly packed cells that form linings and coverings. 594
Sheets of cells that provide a protective covering for organs.
Cells in animals that are closely packed in either single or multiple layers, and which cover both internal and external surfaces of the animal body. Also referred to as epithelium. PICTURE
the cells that form the outer surface of the body, and that line the body cavities as well as the main tubes and passageways that lead to the exterior
The tissue that covers the internal and external surfaces of your body. Your skin, the linings of your eyes and nose, your entire digestive tract, your lungs, your urinary tract, and your reproductive tract are all epithelial tissue.
Tissue found throughout the body as the skin, the outer covering of organs, and the inner lining for tubular or hollow structures.
One of the four basic tissues of the body. The cell linings covering most of the internal and external surface of the body and its organs, e.g. stomach lining.
Groups of cells that cover or line external body surfaces (skin) or internal body surfaces such as hollow organs, and vessels. These tissues often contain cells that secrete substances that lubricate or take part in chemical reactions.
A newly formed tissue.