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    Epithelial, squamous, cuboidal, and columnar tissues

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    A student accidentally loses the labels for three epithelial tissues, squamous, cuboidal and columnar. How could you determine the correct identification of these slides? Be detailed.
    Give one example of where in the body tissue could be extracted and new slides of these epithelial cells could be made.

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    These three types of tissue can easily be differentiated through microscopic viewing. The squamous epithelial cells are defined by a flattened shape. I remember that "squamous" sounds like "squashed". These cells are designed to sluff off easily and replace quickly, so they are often ...

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    Epithelial, squamous, cuboidal, and columnar tissues are identified and examples are provided.