Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Simple and Compound epithelium. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Simple and Compound epithelium
|S.No.||Simple epithelium||Compound epithelium|
|1||It is composed of a single layer of cells.||It is composed of two or more layers of cells.|
|2||All the cells rest on the basement membrane.||Only cells of the deepest layer rest on the basement membrane.|
|3||Functions as a lining of body cavities, ducts and tubules, and its main functions are secretion and absorption.||Provides protection against mechanical and chemical stresses.|