columnar

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adjective co·lum·nar \kə-ˈləm-nər\

Definition of columnar

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, resembling, or characterized by columns

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, being, or composed of tall narrow somewhat cylindrical or prismatic epithelial cells

First Known Use of columnar

1728


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columnar

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adjective co·lum·nar \kə-ˈləm-nər\

Medical Definition of columnar

  1. :  of, relating to, being, or composed of tall narrow somewhat cylindrical or prismatic epithelial cells Barrett's esophagus is the condition in which a metaplastic columnar epithelium replaces the squamous epithelium that normally lines the distal esophagus.—Stuart Jon Spechler, Scientific American Medicine Bulletin, July 1998 When the development of the teeth is about to commence, the mouth cavity is lined by an epithelium which consists of a layer of low columnar cells.—James Henderson Scott et al., Introduction to Dental Anatomy, 1974


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