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The cortex of the kidney is distinguished by characteristic renal corpuscles, each of which consists of a glomerulus surrounded by Bowman's capsule.  

Convoluted tubules comprise the bulk of the cortex.   Proximal and distal tubules cannot be readily distinguished at this magnification.

Dense fibrous connective tissue forms a tough capsule around the kidney.

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