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Columnar epithelium
Columnar Co*lum"*nar, a. [L. columnaris, fr. columna.] Formed in columns; having the form of a column or columns; like the shaft of a column. Columnar epithelium (Anat.), epithelium in which the cells are prismatic in form, and set upright on the surface they cover. Columnar structure (Geol.), a structure consisting of more or less regular columns, usually six-sided, but sometimes with eight or more sides. The columns are often fractured transversely, with a cup joint, showing a concave surface above. This structure is characteristic of certain igneous rocks, as basalt, and is due to contraction in cooling.

Meaning of Epithelium from wikipedia

- Epithelium (/ˌɛpɪˈθiːliəm/) is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue. Epithelial...
- Transitional epithelium is a type of stratified epithelium. This tissue consists of multiple layers of epithelial cells which can contract and expand...
- A simple columnar epithelium is a columnar epithelium that is uni-layered. In humans, a simple columnar epithelium lines most organs of the digestive tract...
- A stratified squamous epithelium consists of squamous (flattened) epithelial cells arranged in layers upon a basal membrane. Only one layer is in contact...
- squamous epithelium is a single layer of flat cells in contact with the basal lamina (one of the two layers of the ba****t membrane) of the epithelium. This...
- The intestinal epithelium is the single cell layer that form the luminal surface (lining) of both the small and large intestine (colon) of the gastrointestinal...
- A pseudostratified epithelium is a type of epithelium that, though comprising only a single layer of cells, has its cell nuclei positioned in a manner...
- cuboidal-to-columnar shaped mesothelium. The outermost layer is called the germinal epithelium. The outer layer is the ovarian cortex, consisting of ovarian follicles...
- The olfactory epithelium is a specialized epithelial tissue inside the nasal cavity that is involved in smell. In humans, it measures 9 cm2 (3 centimeters...
- System Tissue Epithelium Subtype circulatory blood vessels Simple squamous endothelium digestive ducts of submandibular glands Stratified columnar - digestive...
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