Lung silicosis, light micrograph

Lung silicosis, light micrograph

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Caption: Lung silicosis. Sample of lung tissue with silicosis observed with bright light (left) and polarized light (right). Unlike anthracotic pigment, silica crystals are birefringent, and so appear very bright. Magnification: x90 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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