What is Stratified Squamous Epithelium?


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The term squamous refers to what?

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1. What is one defining trait of epithelial cells?

2. What is the main function of stratified squamous epithelium?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to gauge your knowledge about stratified squamous epithelium. Completing the quiz will ensure that you have a firm understanding of this type of body tissue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students should use this worksheet and quiz to test what they know about:

  • Terms related to this kind of tissue
  • Traits of epithelial cells
  • Functions of epithelial tissue

Skills Practiced

This quiz serves as an opportunity for students to practice these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on stratified squamous epithelium
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as squamous and stratified
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding where stratified squamous epithelium is found

Additional Learning

More information about this subject can be found in the lesson entitled What is Stratified Squamous Epithelium? Study this lesson if you're interested in learning more about:

  • Four types of body tissue
  • Two major types of stratified squamous epithelium
  • The purpose of stratified squamous epithelium