Simple columnar epithelium
|Simple columnar epithelium|
|The stomach wall, with simple columnar epithelium visible as a lining at the top.
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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 including the stomach, small intestine, and large intestine. Simple ciliated columnar epithelia line the uterus.
Simple columnar epithelia are further divided into two categories: non-ciliated and ciliated.
These may be found lining sections of the gastrointestinal tract.
Transverse section of a villus, from the human intestine. X 350.
a. Basement membrane, here somewhat shrunken away from the epithelium.
c. Columnar epithelium.
d. Its striated border.
e. Goblet cells.
f. Leucocytes in epithelium.
f’. Leucocytes below epithelium.
h. Muscle cells cut across. |
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