Problem: Epithelial tissues line and cover surfaces. How does their structure reflect this function?

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Epithelial tissue forms the outermost layer of the skin and outermost layer of the linings of organs such as stomach, small intestines and kidney tubules. It is made up of densely packed cells that rest on the basement membrane. Due to its location and structures, the functions of the epithelial tissues are the following: 

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Epithelial tissues line and cover surfaces. How does their structure reflect this function?