squamous epithelium


noun Biology.

epithelium consisting of one or more layers of scalelike cells.

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Medical definitions for squamous epithelium

squamous epithelium

n.

Epithelium consisting of one or more cell layers, the most superficial of which is composed of flat, scalelike or platelike cells.
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