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

Plate 14.274 Seminal Vesicle

Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger, Jr., Ph.D.
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Plate 14.274 Seminal Vesicle

Human, 10% formalin, H. & E., 162 x.


The seminal vesicle is a diverticulum of the adjacent ductus deferens with a remarkably folded mucosal lining of pseudostratified cuboidal or columnar epithelium projecting into the lumen. The lumen frequently contains acidophilic rounded secretion masses. Underlying the epithelial lining is a thin supporting sheath of connective tissue, the lamina propria, which extends into the mucosal folds. Beneath the lamina propria is a coat of smooth muscle fibers consisting of an inner circular layer and an outer longitudinal layer.  

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