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The difference between squamous and cuboidal/columnar epithelium is clear. Squamous is used for filtration and diffusion while cuboidal/columnar is used for absorption and secretion.

But if both of them are used for absorption and secretion, what is the difference? Why would there be two different tissues that have the same function?

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