Difference Between Columnar And Squamous Epithiliel Tissue?

Columnar epithelium  Squamous epithelium
Cells of columnar epithelial are pillar-like.Cells are present as thin, delicate, flat lining.
 They are present in the inner lining of the intestine and respiratory tract.Present in the lining of the mouth, esophagus, and skin.
Their  functions include secretion of mucus and absorption of digested food.Their function is mainly protection like skin, diffusion of material etc. .
Columnar epithelial cells are often marked by the presence of cilia called ciliated columnar epithelium. Cilia are absent in the cells of squamous epithelial tissue.





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