cuboidal epithelium


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epithelium

 [ep″ĭ-the´le-um] (pl. epithe´lia) (Gr.)
the cellular covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities. It consists of cells joined by small amounts of cementing substances. Epithelium is classified into types on the basis of the number of layers deep and the shape of the superficial cells.
ciliated epithelium epithelium bearing vibratile, hairlike processes (cilia) on its free surface.
columnar epithelium epithelium whose cells are of much greater height than width.
cuboidal epithelium epithelium whose cells are of approximately the same height and width, and appear square in transverse section.
germinal epithelium thickened peritoneal epithelium covering the gonad from earliest development; formerly thought to give rise to germ cells.
glandular epithelium that composed of secreting cells.
pigmentary epithelium (pigmented epithelium) that made of cells containing granules of pigment.
sense epithelium (sensory epithelium) neuroepithelium (def. 1).
simple epithelium that composed of a single layer of cells.
squamous epithelium that composed of flattened platelike cells.
stratified epithelium epithelium made up of cells arranged in layers.
transitional epithelium a type characteristically found lining hollow organs, such as the urinary bladder, that are subject to great mechanical change due to contraction and distention; originally thought to represent a transition between stratified squamous and columnar epithelium.

cu·boi·dal ep·i·the·li·um

simple epithelium with cells appearing as squares in a vertical section but as polyhedra in surface view.

cuboidal epithelium

n.
Epithelial tissue consisting of one or more cell layers, the most superficial of which is composed of cube-shaped prismatic cells.

cuboidal epithelium

[kyo̅o̅boi′dəl]
Etymology: Gk, kybos, cube, eidos, form, epi, above, thele, nipple
simple epithelial cells that are generally cube-shaped and one layer thick.

cu·boi·dal ep·i·the·li·um

(kyū-boy'dăl ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
Simple epithelium with cells appearing as cubes in a vertical section but as polyhedra in surface view.
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CD10 stain was strongly positive in a pattern similar to the MUC1 core, and MUC5AC was focally, strongly positive in the mucinous epithelium (Figure 4, A) and negative in the cuboidal epithelium.
Cysts lined with stratified squamous epithelium and simple cuboidal epithelium have also been observed.
The cytomorphologic structure of SC has been described as usually consisting of monolayered sheets of cuboidal epithelium with moderate amounts of nonmucinous cytoplasm and bland nuclear features in a hypocellular pattern.
We found that (1) in most cases, the types of epithelium were generally the same in both areas--pseudostratified cylindrical ciliated epithelium with goblet cells (respiratory epithelium), stratified cuboidal epithelium, and stratified squamous nonkeratinized epithelium; (2) the APINC had more respiratory epithelium than the APS; (3) the APS had more squamous epithelium than the APINC; (4) the basement membrane of the APINC was thicker than that of the APS; (5) moderate chronic inflammatory infiltrate was more common in the APINc, and mild infiltrate was more common in the APS; and (6) the APINC had more mucous glands and the APS had more serous glands.
2 (cytokeratin Most epithelial-derived Positive in both 8 and 18) tissues TCC and LCC Cytokeratin 7 Glandular and ductal Positive in both epithelia: lung and TCC and LCC breast; negative in colon Cytokeratin 20 Intestinal epithelium Positive in TCC and LCC Calretinin Mesothelioma Positive in LCC, negative in TCC (*) TCC indicates tall columnar epithelium; LCC, low cuboidal epithelium.
Light microscopic examination revealed multiple irregular stag horn-shaped or "Great Lakes"-shaped cysts surrounded by aberrant terminal airways lined by cuboidal epithelium (Figure 2).
The initial histologic impression of the tumor in this study was papillary nephrogenic adenoma because of the low-to-intermediate grade cuboidal epithelium with a focal hobnail appearance.
The urethral biopsy specimen consisted of a nodular structure covered largely by benign-appearing columnar to cuboidal epithelium and, focally, by urothelium.