cuboidal epithelium

noun Biology.

epithelium consisting of one or more layers of cells of cuboid or polyhedral shape.

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  1. cubital nerve,
  2. cubitus,
  3. cubitus valgus,
  4. cubitus varus,
  5. cuboid,
  6. cuchifrito,
  7. cuchulain,
  8. cuchulainn,
  9. cucking stool,
  10. cuckold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cuboidal epithelium

cuboidal epithelium


Epithelium made up of cells that look like cubes in a vertical section but appear to be polyhedral when viewed on their surface.

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