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Cervical cells. Light micrograph of normal squamous epithelial cells in a cervical smear. These cells make up the outer wall of the cervix, the passage linking the uterus to the vagina. The cells have large amounts of cytoplasm (stained pink or blue) and small nuclei (black dots). Cervical smears are examined to alert a doctor to the cellular changes associated with the development of cervical infection or cancer. Papanicolaou stained. Magnification: x400 at 35mm x670 at 5x7cm size.
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