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.|