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CUBOIDAL EPITHELIUM

  • Cells of cuboidal epithelium resembles like a cube.

  • The length, breadth and height (thickness) of the cells are similar.

  • Types

    • Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

    • Stratified Cuboidal Epithelium


SIMPLE CUBOIDAL EPITHELIUM
  • Made up of single layer of cells.

  • The cells are cube-like in shape.

  • The nucleus is round.

  • Examples

    • Germinal epithelium

    • Follicular epithelium of thyroid gland

    • Lining of Distal convulated tubule (DCT)

    • Ascending limb of Henley

    • Collecting tubule of Kidney

  • Functions

    • Formation of gametes

    • Helps in excretion

    • Formation of thyroxine hormone in Thyroid


STRATIFIED CUBOIDAL EPITHELIUM
  • Made up of more than 6 layer of cells

  • The cells of only top layer are cube-like in shape.

  • Examples

    • Ducts of mammary glands

    • Ducts of sweat glands

  • Functions

    • Helps in thermoregulation (sweat formation)

    • Secretion of milk

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