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Thin squamous epithelial cells arranged in many layers are known as _____ epithelium.
  1. stratified squamous
  2. squamous 
  3. cuboidal
  4. stratified columnar


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The correct option is A stratified squamous
The simple squamous epithelial cells are extremely thin and flat. These epithelial cells are sometimes arranged in many layers to prevent wear and tear. When they are arranged in this pattern of layers, the epithelium is called as stratified squamous epithelium.

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