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The type of epithelial cells that is found in the lining of blood vessels and lung alveoli is __________.
  1. columnar epithelium
  2. simple squamous epithelium
  3. cuboidal epithelium
  4. stratified squamous epithelium


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The correct option is B simple squamous epithelium
Simple squamous epithelial cells are extremely thin and flat and form a delicate lining. In cells lining, blood vessels or lung alveoli, transportation of substances occurs through squamous epithelium. The oesophagus and the lining of the mouth are also lined with squamous epithelium.

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