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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 7 - Integument

Plate 7.137 Stratified Squamous Epithelium

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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STRATIFIED SQUAMOUS EPITHELIUM
Prickle cells

 Plate 7.137 Stratified Squamous Epithelium

Human, glutaraldehyde-osmium fixation,
toluidine blue stain, 1416 x.

 

Stratum basale: A single cell layer that underlies the prickle cell layer (stratum spinosum). Cell division is most active in this layer.

Desmosomes (intercellular bridges): Found between cells in the stratum spinosum overlying the stratum basale. They represent sites of firm attachment between adjacent cells. Cells in this layer are also characterized by a large nucleus and a prominent nucleolus.

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