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Lung silicosis, light micrograph

Lung silicosis, light micrograph

C038/6273

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JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JOSE CALVO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Lung silicosis. Sample of lung tissue with silicosis observed with bright light (left) and polarized light (right). Unlike anthracotic pigment, silica crystals are birefringent, and so appear very bright. Magnification: x90 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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