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MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY, VIB GENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MICROSCOPY CORE FACILITY, VIB GENT / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Crenated red blood cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through the tissue between a blood vessel (lower right) and the lung (top), showing a crenated red blood cell (erythrocyte, centre). Crenation is caused by dehydration, which distorts the cell. Healthy red blood cells (round, lower right) can also be seen inside the blood vessel.
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