Stratified Columnar Epithelium


  1. The tissue in question
  2. Two rows of nuclei indicating 2 rows of cells.  Note how they look elongated.


  • Epithelial tissue is classified based on the shape of the cells at the apical surface and the number of layers of cells.
  • This tissue consists of multiple layers of elongated, column shaped cells.
  • You can see how the nuclei line up to form more than one line, indicating more than one layer is present.
  • This tissue is rare.


  • Protection


  • Male urethra