Stratified columnar epithelium
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|Stratified columnar epithelium|
|Shape||Many layers of flat cells|
|Anatomical terms of microanatomy|
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Stratified columnar epithelium is a rare type of epithelial tissue composed of column shaped cells arranged in multiple layers.
Stratified columnar epithelia are found in the conjunctiva of the eye, in parts of the pharynx, anus, the uterus, and the male urethra and vas deferens. It is also found in the lobar ducts in salivary glands.
The cells function in secretion and protection.
- Anatomy Atlases - Microscopic Anatomy, plate 02.23 – "Stratified Columnar Epithelium"
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