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The shape of the cell varies with the function it performs. This can be seen from the table given below:

No.

Type of Cell

Cell shape

Cell function

1.

Red Blood Cells (RBCs) of human

Biconcave, circular and without nucleus.

Carrier of oxygen

2.

White Blood Cells (WBCs)

Irregular shaped

To pass through the blood capillaries and engulf foreign bodies

3.

Guard cells of stomata

Kidney-shaped

Regulate opening and closing of stomata

4.

Brush-border cuboidal epithelial cells

Polygonal and cuboidal

Increased reabsorption of useful materials from the nephric filtrate into blood

5.

Nerve Cells

Long thread-like

Conduction of nerve impulses

 

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