Pseudostratified Columnar Epithelium

Pseudostratified Columnar epithelium      


The term pseudostratified is derived from the appearance of this epithelium in section which conveys the erroneous (pseudo means false) impression that there is more than one layer of cells, when in fact this is a true simple epithelium since all the cells rest on the basal lamina. The nuclei of these cells, however, are at different levels,  creating the illusion of cellular stratification. (wikipedia)

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