Tahr Ovary Epithelial Cells (HJ1.Ov Line)
Epithelial tissue that surrounds the ovaries is continuous with the peritoneum, the serous membrane that lines the abdominal cavity. The tissue is commonly referred to as the germinal epithelium, which is a misnomer. When the term was coined, it was generally thought that the tissue, which is a simple cuboidal epithelium, was the site of germ cells. Though this supposition has since been disproved, the term is still widely employed.