Bone, light micrograph

Bone, light micrograph

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Caption: Light micrograph of an unstained, thick ground section of adult bone. Many circular and elliptical profiles of osteons/Haversian systems are shown. Each osteon contains a central space (Haversian canal) for blood vessels surrounded by multiple layers of osteocytes with many fine cytoplasmic processes. Osteocytes are embedded in bone matrix which shows a orange-brown colour. Magnification x40 when printed at 10cm wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, bone, haversian canal, haversian system, histological, histology, light micrograph, osteocyte, osteon, section

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