Ciliated Simple Columnar Epithelium

NOTES:

This is an oil-immersion (1000 X) view of a section of Fallopian tube. Cilia are visible along the apical surface of these cells. These are specialized organelles which help propel a fertilized ovum into the uterus for implantation. Notice that fewer goblet cells are found here than in nonciliated simple columnar epithelium.

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