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Anatomy Atlases: Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 1 - Cells Atlas of Microscopic Anatomy: Section 14 - Male Reproductive System

Plate 14.271 Epididymis

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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EPIDIDYMIS

Plate 14.271 Epididymis

Human, 10% formalin, H. & E., 345 x.

 

In this higher power view of the epididymis from Plate 270, the tall pseudostratified columnar epithelium is demonstrated to advantage. The luminal cells bear remarkable numbers of highly developed stereocilia on their apical surfaces. The lumen of the duct contains a packed mass of spermatozoa. Sperm gain motility and fertilizing capacity during their passage through the epididymis.  

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