Schneiderian epithelium

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 21 Sep 2018

Schneiderian epithelium/membrane is the unique lining of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, and is an ectodermally derived ciliated columnar epithelium with goblet cells. It differs from the similarly appearing respiratory epithelium, which is endodermally derived. 

History and etymology

It is named after Conrad Victor Schneider (1614-1680), a German physician from Wittenberg, Germany, in 1660 3,4.

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