Ciliated Cell

Term
Ciliated cell

LungMAP ID
LMMA0000000142

Ages
E16.5 – E17.5, E17.5 – E19.5, P0-P3, P4-P36

Synonyms
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Definition
A columnar epithelial cell with microscopic hair-like processes, i.e., motile cilia, that extend from the apical cell surface. These cells are found in the epithelia of the conducting airways (trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles), where they sweep mucous, dirt, dust, bacteria and other pathogens up and out of the lung, bronchi, and trachea.