Basic Histology -- Columnar Epithelium, Higher Magnification Next Home Back

This is a very nice example of columnar epithelium. You can see the cell borders, because it's a mucin-producing epithelium.

By definition, columnar cells are clearly taller than they are wide.

Mucin-producing cells have their nuclei pushed down to the bottoms.

This is epithelium from the stomach bottom again.

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