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Epithelium is found covering external or internal surfaces in the body. Stratified epithelium consists of more than one layer of cells. It is often found in situations subject to abrasion, where the top layers of cells are worn off. Layers underneath replace the lost cells, so the basic function of stratified epithelium is protection. See: http://ect.downstate.edu/courseware/histomanual/epithelia.html

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Columnar stratified epithelium - Not very common. Found in the bulbar conjunctiva (membrane covering whites of eyes).

so i would assume protection was the major function. Columnar stratified epithelium - Not very common. Found in the bulbar conjunctiva (membrane covering whites of eyes).

so i would assume protection was the major function.

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That is epithelial tissue that is two or more cells thick, such as skin. (Also known as stratified epithelium.)

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stratified epithelial tissue is called that because it is two or more cells thick :D woop , # swagg .

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Found in locations with much abraision, such as palms, soles, oral cavity. Allows more sloughing off of cells before reaching sensitive tissues.

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it forms the epidermis of the skin

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