HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY HERVE CONGE, ISM / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Elastic cartilage, light micrograph. Elastic cartilage, which is found in the outer ear, epiglottis and larynx, contains fibres of the protein elastin. Cartilage is a firm, flexible connective tissue composed of chondrocyte cells embedded in holes in an extracellular matrix. Magnification: x280 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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