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cuboidal epithelial cell

n. an epithelial cell that shaped like a cube [syn: cuboidal cell]

Cuboidal epithelial cell

Cuboidal epithelia are epithelial cells having a cube-like shape; that is, their width is approximately equal to their height. They may exist in single layers ( simple cuboidal epithelium) or multiple layers ( stratified cuboidal epithelium) depending on their location (and thus function) in the body.