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|+||This type of [[epithelial tissue]] does what it sounds like it does: lines things. What structures it lines depends on whether the lining is simple or stratified.|
|+||Simple [[epithelium]] is one layer thick and lines the respiratory tract, [[blood vessels]], and glands in the digestive tract, including glands in the large intestine.|
|+||Stratified epithelium is several layers thick and lines the [[skin]], mouth, and anal canal. Squamous [[cell]] carcinoma is an example of a [[cancer]] that develops from lining epithelium.|