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Stratified cuboidal epithelium

Stratified cuboidal epithelium
Stratified cuboidal epithelium in the ducts of the parotid gland, visible as the borders of the two circular structures in the upper left.
Details
Latin Epithelium stratificatum cuboideum
Identifiers
Code TH H2.00.02.0.02031
Anatomical terminology

Stratified cuboidal epithelium is a type of epithelial tissue composed of multiple layers of cube-shaped cells.

Only the most superficial layer is made up of cuboidal cells, and the other layers can be cells of other types. This is because, conventionally, naming of stratified epithelium is based on the type of cell in the most superficial layer.

Function

They protect areas such as the ducts of sweat glands,[1] mammary glands, and salivary glands.

References

  1. ^ Eroschenko, Victor P. (2008). "Integumentary System". DiFiore's Atlas of Histology with Functional Correlations. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 212–234.  

External links

  • Overview at umdnj.edu
  • Histology at KUMC epithel-epith17 "Sweat Duct" (Stratified cuboidal)
  • Histology image: 43_03 at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center - "Skin"
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