stratified columnar epithelium

Any of a series of secretive layers of cells found in the uterus, parts of the anus and eye, the male urethra and vas deferens and in parts of the pharynx.

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  • Stratified columnar epithelia — have several layers, with columnar cells as the outermost of these. Stratified columnar epithelia are found in the uterus and parts of the anus and eye and the male urethra and vas deferens and in parts of the pharynx. The cells function in… …   Wikipedia

  • Pseudostratified columnar epithelium — Transverse section of tracheal tissue. Note that image is incorrectly labeled ciliated stratified epithelium at upper right. Code TH …   Wikipedia

  • Columnar epithelial cell — Code TH H2. Columnar epithelia are epithelial cells whose heights are at least four times their width. Columnar epithelia are divided into simple (or unilayered), and stratified (or multi layered). Simple columnar epithelia… …   Wikipedia

  • Columnar — In biology, columnar refers to the shape of epithelial cells that are taller than they are wide.[1] Form follows function in biology, and columnar morphorphology hints at the functions of the cell. Columnar cells are important in absorption and… …   Wikipedia

  • Stratified epithelium — can refer to: * Stratified squamous epithelium * Stratified cuboidal epithelium * Stratified columnar epithelia …   Wikipedia

  • Stratified epithelial lining — can refer to: * Stratified squamous epithelium * Stratified columnar epithelia * Stratified cuboidal epithelium …   Wikipedia

  • Epithelium — This article is about the epithelium as it relates to animal anatomy. For the fungal structure of the same name, see Pileipellis. Epithelium Code TH H2. Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with… …   Wikipedia

  • Epithelium — The outside layer of cells that covers all the free, open surfaces of the body including the skin, and mucous membranes that communicate with the outside of the body. By contrast the endothelium is the layer of cells lining the closed internal… …   Medical dictionary

  • epithelium — epithelial, adj. /ep euh thee lee euhm/, n., pl. epitheliums, epithelia / lee euh/. Biol. any animal tissue that covers a surface, or lines a cavity or the like, and that, in addition, performs any of various secretory, transporting, or… …   Universalium

  • epithelium — n. the tissue that covers the external surface of the body and lines hollow structures (except blood and lymphatic vessels). It is derived from embryonic ectoderm and endoderm. Epithelial cells may be flat and scalelike (squamous), cuboidal, or… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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