pseudostratified epithelium

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pseudostratified epithelium

[¦sü·dō′strad·ə‚fīd ‚ep·ə′thē·lē·əm]
(histology)
A type of epithelium in which all cells reach to the basement membrane but some extend toward the surface only part way, while others reach the surface.
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(23) Dermoid and epidermoid cysts are predominantly lined by keratinized stratified squamous epithelium resembling epidermis, rarely with areas of pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium, and contain luminal keratin debris, not mucus as seen in the nasolabial cyst.
According to the histopathologic analysis, the cyst was lined with pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium, predominantly and focally squamous epithelium.
Note the intact pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium of the bronchial wall to the left and upper right of the image, while the lower right portion shows the tumor breaking through the bronchial wall and invading the bronchial lumen.