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Key Histology Features

Instructions: Run your mouse over the histology slide want to view. Key histology features are described. If a link is present, click to view and listen to the histology audioslide.

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(1) histology slide of fibrocartilage

(2) histology slide of fibrocartilage (phase microscopy)

(3) histology slide of fibrocartilage


Even though fibrocartilage is a type of cartilage, conceptually it can be thought of as a blend of dense connective tissue and cartilage. The chondrocytes sitting in lacunae are apparent. Bundles of collagen fibers are visible on this histology slides (2) and (3).