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.
About Author: Jeniffer Fleming