Human skin section, light micrograph

Human skin section, light micrograph

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Caption: Human skin section. Light micrograph of a section through skin from the region around the lip. The epidermis can be seen at right and consists of a dead outer skin layer (stratum corneum, dark red) and a living underlying layer (stratum germinativum, pink). The dermis (blue) is the thickest skin layer, consisting of fatty and connective tissue, and lies underneath the epidermis. A sebaceous gland (white and pink), which secretes oil, is seen spanning the dermis and epidermis layers at centre right. Azan stain. Magnification: x75 when printed 10cm wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, azan stain, biological, biology, cells, connective tissue, cross section, dermis, epidermis, face, gland, glands, histological, histology, human, human body, light micrograph, light microscope, people, person, sebaceous gland, secretory, skin, stratum corneum, stratum germinativum, surface, transverse section

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