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Brain tumour. Light micrograph micrograph of a section through an oligodendroglioma, a malignant (cancerous) tumour arising from oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes are nerve cells that form the myelin sheath around neurons (nerve cells) in the central nervous system. Small blood vessels (dark pink) in this tumour show a characteristic branching pattern.
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