What type of epithelium appears stratified but is not?
Similarly, it is asked, what type of epithelial tissue looks stratified but is not?
Pseudostratified columnar epithelium is a type of epithelium that appears to be stratified but instead consists of a single layer of irregularly shaped and differently sized columnar cells.
Likewise, what type of epithelium is composed of flat cells? squamous
Likewise, how can you distinguish between a stratified and non stratified epithelial tissue?
The biggest difference between simple and stratified tissue is that simple tissue is one layer thick while stratified tissue is multi-layered. All epithelial tissue rests on a basement membrane, which is a thin protective membrane located on the outside of the tissue.
Why is Pseudostratified epithelium considered a special type of simple epithelium?
The epithelium may be classified based on the number of layers that make it up. A pseudostratified epithelium is a simple epithelium. However, because of the manner that the epithelial cells are oriented along the basement membrane the tissue appears to be stratified.