02 Epithelia Terminology

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  1. Type of tissue that is capable of sending and receiving impulses through electrochemical signals. (14)
  2. Promotes secretion and absorption in ducts and tubules. (26)
  3. Microscopic cellular membrane protrusions that increase the surface area for diffusion. (10)
  4. Release of a substance caused by the rupture of a gland cell which becomes part of the secretion. (19)
  5. Single layer of covering cells. (16)
  6. Without keratin. (15)
  7. Group of cells that secrete mucous a thick slippery substance that keeps tissues moist and acts as a lubricant. (12)
  8. Tissue membrane that is covered by protective mucous and lines tissue exposed to the outside environment. (15)
  9. Type of tissue membrane that lines body cavities and lubricates them with serous fluid. (15)
  10. Group of cells within the serous membrane that secrete a lubricating substance onto the surface. (12)
  11. Simple squamous epithelial tissue which covers the major body cavities and is the epithelial portion of serous membranes. (11)
  12. Skin; epithelial tissue made up of a stratified squamous epithelial cells that cover the outside of the body. (18)
  13. Specialized tissue inside the nasal cavity involved in smell. (20)
  14. Groups of cells that release chemical signals into the intercellular fluid to be picked up and transported to their target organs by blood. (15)
  15. Release of a substance along with the apical portion of the cell. (18)
  16. That part of a cell or tissue which in general faces an open space. (6)
  17. In epithelial tissue a thin layer of fibrous material that anchors the epithelial tissue to the underlying connective tissue; made up of the basal lamina and reticular lamina. (17)
  18. Non-motile apical modifications of the cell, related to microvilli. (11)
  19. Microscopic study of tissue architecture organization and function. (9)
  20. With cilia. (8)
  21. Thin extracellular layer that lies underneath epithelial cells and separates them from other tissues. (12)
  22. Macula adherens. (9)
  23. Mechanically attaches adjacent cells to each other or to the basement membrane. (18)
  24. Tissue that lines vessels of the lymphatic and cardiovascular system made up of a simple squamous epithelium. (11)
  25. Areolar connective tissue underlying a mucous membrane. (14)
  26. Outermost embryonic germ layer from which the epidermis and the nervous tissue derive. (8)
  27. Bottom edge of cell or tissue, adjacent to basement membrane. (13)
  28. Allows cytoplasmic communications to occur between cells. (12)
  29. Epithelium attached to a layer of connective tissue. (19)
  30. Cells with equal width and hight. (18)
  31. Matrix containing collagen and elastin secreted by connective tissue; a component of the basement membrane. (16)


  1. Type of tissue that is capable of contracting and generating tension in response to stimulation; produces movement. (13)
  2. Multiple layers of lining cells. (20)
  3. Slender protuberance that project from the cell body to help movement in or of external medium. (5)
  4. Tissue that consists of a single layer of irregularly shaped and sized cells that give the appearance of multiple layers. (25)
  5. Cells higher than their width. (18)
  6. Tissue that consists of a single layer of flat scale-like cells. (15)
  7. Tissue that consists of a single layer of cube-shaped cells. (15)
  8. Reversible transformation of one differentiated cell type to another differentiated cell type. (10)
  9. Tissue that consists of two or more layers of cube-shaped cells found in some ducts. (19)
  10. Middle embryonic germ layer from which connective tissue muscle tissue and some epithelial tissue derive. (8)
  11. Promotes diffusion and filtration across surface. (26)
  12. Release of a substance from a gland via exocytosis. (19)
  13. Type of tissue that serves to hold in place connect and integrate the body’s organs and systems. (17)
  14. Connective tissue that encapsulates organs and lines movable joints. (26)
  15. Layer that promotes secretion and absorption in tissues and organs. (26)
  16. Complexes that provide contact between neighboring cells or between a cell and the extracellular matrix. (18)
  17. Point of cell-to-cell contact that connects one cell to another in a tissue. (13)
  18. Tissue that consists of two or more layers of column-like cells contains glands and is found in some ducts. (19)
  19. Small stud-like structures on the inner basal surface of keratinocytes in the epidermis of skin. (13)
  20. Protein that protects epithelial cells from damage or stress. (7)
  21. A junctional complex, localized spot-like adhesions randomly arranged on the lateral sides of plasma membranes. (15)
  22. Type of tissue that serves primarily as a covering or lining of body parts protecting the body; it also functions in absorption transport and secretion. (17)
  23. Tissue that consists of a single layer of column-like cells. (15)
  24. Without cilia. (12)
  25. Uncontrolled growth of cells. (9)
  26. Group of epithelial cells that secrete substances through ducts that open to the skin or to internal body surfaces that lead to the exterior of the body. (14)
  27. Unicellular gland found in columnar epithelium that secretes mucous. (11)
  28. Innermost embryonic germ layer from which most of the digestive system and lower respiratory system derive. (8)

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