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Karyokinesis
Nuclear division

Keratin
Protein found in epidermis, hair and nails

Keratinocyte
Cell found in the epidermis of the skin which produces keratin

Keratohyaline granules
Granules seen in the stratum granulosum

Killer T cell
Type of T lymphoctye; cytotoxic T cell

Kinocilium
Long cilia

Kohn's pores
Channels between adjacent alveoli

Kupffer cell
Hepatic macrophage

Lacteals
Lymphatic capillaries that are found in the villi of the small intestine

Lactotrops
Acidophilic cells in the adenohypophysis which secrete prolactin

Lacunae
Small space or cavity

Lamella
Layer

Lamina propria
Connective tissue layer underneath epithelium

Lamina vitrea
The inner layer of the choroid; also called Bruch's membrane

Langerhans cells
Star shaped macrophages found in the epidermis; antigen presenting cells

Leukocytes
White blood cells. Specifically: neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, and basophils

Leydig cells
Cells which produce and secrete testosterone found in the interstitium of the testis

Lieberkühn crypts
Glands found in the epithelium of the small intestine

Lipocyte
Cell which stores fat (often used specifically for fat storing cell in liver)

Lipofuscin
Amber or brown pigment sometimes found in older cells

Liquor folliculi
The fluid in the antrum of an ovarian follicle

Littoral cells
Lining cells seen in the spleen, lymphatic sinuses and bone marrow

Loop of Henle
Hair pin shaped region of the nephron

Luschka's ducts
Accessory cystic duct

Lymphatic follicles
Concentrated spherical aggregates of lymphatic tissue which is found in the gastrointestinal, respiratory and genitourinary systems

Lymphatic nodule
Concentrated aggregate of lymphatic tissue; found in GI, respiratory and genitourinary systems

Lymphoblast
Immature lymphocyte

Lymphocyte
Agranular leukocyte

Lysosome
Membrane bound organelle; suicide sac

Histology hint from Sarah Bellham: If you are studying histology or involved in health care, you need a medical dictionary. You may as well get one as early in your career as possible to maximize the benefit. I recommend: Stedman's Medical Dictionary or Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 30th Edition.