pseudostratified epithelium

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pseu·do·strat·i·fied ep·i·the·li·um

an epithelium that gives a superficial appearance of being stratified because the cell nuclei are at different levels, but in which all cells reach the basement membrane, hence it is classed as a simple epithelium.

pseu·do·strat·i·fied ep·i·the·li·um

(sū'do-strat'i-fīd ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
An epithelium that gives a superficial appearance of being stratified because the cell nuclei are at different levels, but in which all cells reach the basement membrane.

pseudostratified epithelium

Epithelium in which the bases of cells rest on the basement membrane but the distal ends of some do not reach the surface. Their nuclei lie at different levels, giving the appearance of stratification.
See also: epithelium

pseu·do·strat·i·fied ep·i·the·li·um

(sū'do-strat'i-fīd ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
An epithelium that gives a superficial appearance of being stratified because the cell nuclei are at different levels, but in which all cells reach the basement membrane.
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The human respiratory tract is lined by a continuous layer of pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium known as respiratory epithelium or airway epithelium.
The present study shows pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium lining the ventricular cavity uniformly in all the four groups starting from 12 wks of foetus except the true vocal folds and anterior surface of epiglottis where the lining epithelium is of stratified squamous variety.
Histopathologic examination of the excised tract from the accessory nasal cavity revealed that the respiratory mucosa was lined with pseudostratified ciliated columnar epithelium. The specimen also contained numerous goblet cells and a few islands of squamous epithelium.