Columnar epithelial cell

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Columnar epithelial cell
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Identifiers
Code TH H2.00.02.0.01012
Anatomical terminology

Columnar epithelia are epithelial cells whose height are at least four times their width. Columnar epithelia are divided into simple (or unilayered), and stratified (or multi-layered). These cells are tall and are arranged like pillars. They are found in the inner lining of the intestine. They secrete digestive enzymes and absorb digested food.