Vagina, light micrograph

Vagina, light micrograph

C023/9468 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 5.6MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Light microscopy of the inner aspect of the vagina showing a thick keratinized stratified squamous epithelial surface layer. This specimen is from a primate and unlike the human the surface has a substantial depth of cornified (dead/keratin plaques) epithelial remnants which are exfoliated or cast off from the surface of the epithelium. This does not occur in the human to any significant extent. The overall depth and proliferative activity of the primate vaginal epithelium varies during the menstrual cycle depending on the species. The epithelium is interdigitated with the underlying dermis and helps to anchor the epithelium to resist wear and tear, typical of this type of epithelial surface. Magnification x18 when printed at 10 cm.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, animal anatomy, biological, biology, birth canal, cornified cell, cornified epithelium, healthy, histological, histology, keratin, light micrograph, light microscopy, mammal, normal, primate, section, stratified squamous epithelial, stratum corneum, vagina

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.