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squamocolumnar

Line breaks: squamo|col¦um¦nar
Pronunciation: /ˌskweɪmə(ʊ)kəˈlʌmnə
 
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Definition of squamocolumnar in English:

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to or denoting a junction between layers of stratified squamous cells and columnar cells in epithelial tissue.
Example sentences
  • Schatzki's ring is a web arising from the mucosa at the squamocolumnar mucosal junction.
  • No more than 0.5 mL should be used, and the solution should not be applied to the cervix, vagina, or anal canal where the squamocolumnar junction is prone to dysplastic changes.
  • We measured the distance from the squamocolumnar junction to the most proximal parietal cells identified.

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