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.
|Latin||Epithelium stratificatum cuboideum|
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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.
Distribution and Function
This type of tissue can be observed in sweat glands, mammary glands, circumanal glands, and salivary glands. They protect areas such as the ducts of sweat glands, mammary glands, and salivary glands.