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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The development in the spine primordium of a mesenchyme-derived more inner layer of well defined pseudostratified epithelium constitutes the second notable difference from the denticle papilla of L.