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Bronchial cartilage

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This image shows respiratory epithelium lining a small bronchus, with a bit of cartilage in the bronchial wall.  The epithelium here is lower, with a less-stratified appearance, than in the trachea and larger bronchi.


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Last updated:  29 July 2003 / dgk