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Chap. 2
Spheroid to Ovoid
Round to oval, as in egg cells and white blood cells.
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Discoid
Disc-shaped, as in red blood cells.
Chap. 2
Fusiform
Spindle-shaped; elongated, with a thick middle and tapered ends, as in smooth muscle cells.
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Fibrous
Long, slender, and threadlike, as in skeletal muscle cells and the axons (nerve fibers) of nerve cells.
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Epithelia
Cell layers that cover organ surfaces. They rest on a lower basal surface attached to an extracellular basement membrane. The upper surface of the cell is called apical surface. Its sides are lateral surfaces.
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Micrometer
The most useful unit of measurement for designating cell sizes. One millionth of a meter, one thousandth of a millimeter.