Vomeronasal organ, light micrograph

Vomeronasal organ, light micrograph

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Caption: Light micrograph of a vomeronasal organ (Jacobson organ) showing its typical crescent-shaped lumen enclosed by a thin bone capsule. The vomeronasal organ is an auxiliary olfactory organ that can detect pheromones and scents. The sensory cells are located in the concave, thicker surface. Magnification: x90 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: biological, biology, cell, epithelium, healthy, histological, histology, jacobson, light micrograph, light microscope, lm, micrograph, microscope, microscopy, nasal, no-one, nobody, normal, olfactory, pheromone, tissue, vomeronasal

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