Definition of Columnar cell
1. Noun. An epithelial cell that is shaped like a column; some have cilia.
Generic synonyms: Epithelial Cell
Specialized synonyms: Spongioblast
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Literary usage of Columnar cell
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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"The refractive border of a columnar cell of a villus differs from the similar border of a ciliated cell in that on the one hand it never, in vertebrates, ..."
2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"There were 2 males with an average age of thirty-eight years and 1 female of seventeen years. COMBINED STATISTICS. Columnar-cell cancers Spheroidal-cell ..."
3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"Within the columnar cell the fat may be seen, both in osmic acid ... From the columnar cell the fat passes into the spaces of the reticular tissue of the ..."
4. A Manual of Histology by Salomon Stricker (1872)
"I have observed this process of the projection of alveoli en masse, as it were, from the salivary tubes of a columnar cell, particularly well in the ..."
5. Normal histology and microscopical anatomy by Jeremiah Sweetser Ferguson (1904)
"This variety of the columnar cell occurs in the secreting glands. It is, perhaps, unnecessary to distinguish it from the simple columnar cell, ..."
6. Elementary Physiology by Benjamin Moore (1899)
"The process of absorption is hence a selective one, and depends on the vital activity of the columnar cell. Nor does the columnar cell act like an inert ..."