Like this study set? Create a free account to save it.

Sign up for an account

Already have a Quizlet account? .

Create an account

Line one is FUNCTION Line two is LOCATION

Simple Squamous

Found in thin tissue where absorption is critical
Ex: walls of capillaries, aveoli

Stratified Squamous

Found in thick tissue where abrasion is likely.
ex: surface of skin, linings of oral cavity

Simple Cuboidal

Lines ducts and tubules
ex: tubules in kidneys, ducts in skin

Stratified Cuboidal

Lines larger glands
ex: sweat glands in skin, salivary gland ducts


Can stretch
ex: lines urinary bladder and ureters

Simple Columnar

Can secrete and absorb because of microvilli
ex: lines most of digestive tract, uterus and uterine tubes


Single layer of cells that has lots of cilia
ex: lines upper respiratory tract

Stratified Columnar

Very rare
ex: parts of digestive tract, parts of male reproductive tract.

Please allow access to your computer’s microphone to use Voice Recording.

Having trouble? Click here for help.

We can’t access your microphone!

Click the icon above to update your browser permissions and try again


Reload the page to try again!


Press Cmd-0 to reset your zoom

Press Ctrl-0 to reset your zoom

It looks like your browser might be zoomed in or out. Your browser needs to be zoomed to a normal size to record audio.

Please upgrade Flash or install Chrome
to use Voice Recording.

For more help, see our troubleshooting page.

Your microphone is muted

For help fixing this issue, see this FAQ.

Star this term

You can study starred terms together

Voice Recording