Cuboidal epithelial cell

Cuboidal epithelial cell

Cuboidal epithelial cell
Code TH H2.
Anatomical terminology

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.


Cuboidal epithelia is found in single or multiple layers.

Simple cuboidal epithelia

Stratified cuboidal epithelia

They also contain mitochondria to provide movement.