Cartilage, light micrograph

Cartilage, light micrograph

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Caption: Hyaline cartilage (fetal ribs cross-sections) showing left: chondrocytes, middle: chondrocyte swelling /hypertrophy and cell degeneration, right: invasion of cartilage matrix by capillaries that introduce bone-forming cells (osteoblasts) and bone marrow cells. The replacement of cartilage with bone tissue is called endochondral ossification. Magnification x200 when printed 10cm height.

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Keywords: biological, biology, bone development, bone formation, cartilage, chondrocyte, endochondral ossification, histological, histology, hyaline cartilage, light micrograph, ossification, section, skeletal system, skeleton

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