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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of elastic cartilage

(2) histology slide of elastic cartilage

Elastic Cartilage

Elastic cartilage contains elastic fibers in the matrix. The fibers are oriented in all directions. The matrix stains a dark blue/purple while the lacunae are faintly stained or unstained.

Histology slides courtesy of Beatrice Public Schools.