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Plate 1.12: Pigment-Containing Cell

Choroid of eye

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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PIGMENT-CONTAINING CELLS
Choroid of eye

Plate 1.12: Pigment-Containing Cell

Human, glutaraidehyde, H. & E., 452 x.

The choroid of the eye lying superficial to the neural retina contains many vessels ramifying within a loose connective tissue. Within this connective tissue are abundant melanocytes. The cytoplasmic inclusion melanin is complexed with the structural protein of specialized granules, the melanosomes.

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