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Lung with respiratory bronchiole and alveoli

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Respiratory (terminal) bronchioles are lined by simple cuboidal epithelium and open into respiratory ducts or alveoli.  Note the small artery (art) accompanying the bronchiole.  A network of capillaries is included in each alveolar wall.


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