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columnar epithelium

noun, Biology
1.
epithelium consisting of one or more layers of elongated cells of cylindrical or prismatic shape.
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  • It shows the columnar epithelium of the surface dipping down into the duct D of the gland, from which two tubes branch off.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
columnar epithelium in Medicine

columnar epithelium n.
Epithelium made up of cells that are taller than they are wide and that form a single layer.

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