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All epithelial cells are separated from the underlying tissue by the _____.


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Basement membrane:

  1. Epithelial tissues are large sheets of cells.
  2. The basal lamina provides an attachment site for the epithelium, separating it from the connective tissue underneath.
  3. The basement membrane is a thin, non-cellular tissue with blood vessels present underneath on which the epithelium sits.

Final answer: All epithelial cells are separated from the underlying tissue by the basement membrane.


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