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Light micrograph of the human epiglottis. At top is the lingual surface covered with a stratified squamous epithelium. The thick pink band across centre is elastic cartilage. At right is the laryngeal side of the epiglottis, which contains glands and is coated by respiratory epithelium. Magnification: x18 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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