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Meissner's corpuscle in Skin

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Meissner's corpuscles are inconspicuous in ordinary, H&E stained sections.  They may be noticed as patterns in dermal papillae which deviate from the routine appearance.  Each is typically oval with layering more-or-less perpendicular to the long axis of the papilla which contains it.  

 


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Last updated:  3 March 2010 / dgk