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Synonyms for epithelium

membranous tissue covering internal organs and other internal surfaces of the body

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The cornea comprises of the anterior epithelium (stratified squamous cells derived from the surface ectoderm), central stroma (a thick collagenous mass of extracellular matrix with scattered neural crest-derived keratocytes), and the posterior endothelium (a monolayer of neural crest-derived cells) (Figure 2) [4,5].
Moreover, hyperplasia of the anterior epithelium and basement membrane and increased number of fibroblasts in the subepithelial area was observed.
Layers up to corneal substance was removed (Anterior epithelium and basement membrane was removed).
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