What are epithelium tissues?

The epithelial tissue are the tissues formed as a continuous sheet on both the external and internal surfaces of the human body and its organs. In this form of tissue, cells are arranged in continuous sheets, in either single or multiple layers. Hence, the epithelial tissue is known as the covering tissue or protective tissue, while the continuous sheet is known as the epithelium.

Apart from protecting the organs, the epithelial tissue also acts as a barrier to separate the internal organs and regulates the entry and exit of materials into and out of the body.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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