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 hepatopancreatic tubule is lined by a pseudostratified epithelium that consists of five different cell types, which include the E-cell (embryonic) (Figs.
Histologically, the lesion has a fibromuscular wall that is lined by cuboidal epithelium, although, rarely, lesions may be lined with pseudostratified epithelium and cilia.
A second layer of pseudostratified epithelium developed from mesenchymal cells along the basal lamina of the ectodermally derived pseudostratified epithelium.