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Key Histology Features

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histology slide of salivary gland

Salivary Gland

This is a histology slide of a salivary gland (the sublingual gland). The sublingual gland is mixed, with both mucous and serous cells with the mucous acini predominating. However, in this section there are only mucous secreting cells. It has a very foamy appearance, which is due to the mucus acini. In the center is a duct lined by simple cuboidal epithelium