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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
See squamous epithelium.
Epithelium consisting of flat, platelike cells in a single layer.
See also: epithelium