simple squamous epithelium


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sim·ple squa·mous ep·i·the·li·um

epithelium composed of a single layer of flattened scalelike cells, such as mesothelium, endothelium, and that in the pulmonary alveoli.
Synonym(s): pavement epithelium

sim·ple squa·mous ep·i·the·li·um

(simp'ĕl skwā'mŭs ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
The single layer of flattened scalelike cells, such as mesothelium, endothelium, and that found in the pulmonary alveoli.