Many support cells and immune cells are typically unpolarized and quiescent, with little cytoplasm and with nuclei containing condensed chromatin.
Glandular epithelium is specialized for secretion Glandular epithelium forms more-or-less complex invaginations of epithelial tissue that lie deep to the surface epithelium lining obvious external and internal body surfaces.
Ciliated columnar epithelium is composed of simple columnar epithelial cells with cilia on their apical surfaces.
Moreover, the simple squamous epithelium is found in walls of capillaries, linings of the pericardial, pleural, and peritoneal cavities, linings of the alveoli of the lungs.
Simple cuboidal epithelia are observed in the lining of the kidney tubules and in the ducts of glands.
These common features confer a characteristic appearance upon most epithelial tissues, no matter how various their cells may be.