Epithelial Layer: Definition & Explanation


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The epithelial lining of your lungs takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. This statement describes which two functions of the epithelia?

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1. Epithelial cells are avascular. What does avascular mean?

2. Which of the following statements about epithelial layers is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can be used to assess your understanding of characteristics of the epithelial layer. You will be quizzed on topics, such as the epithelial lining and epithelial cells.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your understanding of:

  • The epithelial lining
  • Epithelial cells
  • Definition of avascular
  • Division of epithelial cells
  • Primary tissues

Skills Practiced

These assessment tools can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related epithelial layer lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as avascular
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about types of epithelium in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about the epithelial layer, review the corresponding lesson called Epithelial Layer: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Determine what the largest organ in your body is
  • Identify the four primary types of tissue
  • Define epithelial tissue
  • Learn about the shapes and layers of epithelial cells
  • Discover all the functions of epithelial cells