Q1. Is it Epithelial Tissue
or is it Connective Tissue?
Choose between A or B below.
A. Epithelial Tissue

Cells line a surface.
Cells are organized into rows, layers or sheets.
They could be lining an internal surface, such as a vessel, a tube, a hollow organ.
They could be lining an external surface, such as skin, tongue, mouth.

Click here if you think it is Epithelial Tissue
B. Connective Tissue

Cells do not usually line a surface.
Cells are not organized into rows, layers, or sheets
but appear to be scattered or arranged more randomly and may not be touching neighboring cells, in fact they are usually separated from most neighboring cells by matrix or fibers. (Exception: adipose cells in adipose tissue often appear to be touching other adipose cells all around them.)

Click here if you think it is Connective Tissue

To go straight to a major tissue category click below

simple epithelia

stratified epithelia

cartilage

dense
connective tissue

loose
connective tissue
& mesenchyme
in the following pages you can click on the magnifying lens to return to this page
Text, Drawings, and Photos (c) 2004 Jackie Lindbeck
Click here to go to home page
in the following pages
you can click on the cameras to see photos