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Author: Paul Kwan, Ph.D.
Thick skin from a dog.
Description:This micrograph spans most of the layers of the thick skin. In one corner is the stratum basalis while in the other corner is the dtratum lucidum / cornium. The stratum basalis sits on the basal lamina. The cells in the stratum spinosum have little 'hats' of melanosomes. The cells in the stratum granulosum have dark-staining grnules. The stratum lucidum has flattened cells without nuclei. Original mag. 80x H&E Foot pad. Digital organs. Integument. Dog.