What is epitheial tissue?

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"Epithelial" tissue is made up of flattened layers of cells that protect what is underneath. We have them lining our mouth & throat as well as in the vagina & anus. Our skin is also made of epithelial tissue, but it has 'hardened' to protect us from rougher use than the other areas handle.

Since your question is listed in the reproductive search areas, you may also be wondering about "pap smears." Your cervix (the narrow ring-like muscle rim between the uterus and the vagina) is covered with epithelial cells - so during the pap smear, a few of those cells are carefully scraped and placed on a microscopic slide so they can be checked for irregularities such as cancer-type cells.

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