Figure 244

Cross section through a human tympanic membrane. This photomicrograph shows the tympanic membrane, external acoustic meatus, and tympanic cavity. x9. Inset. Higher magnification of the tympanic membrane. The outer epithelial layer of the membrane consists of

stratified squamous epithelium (SSE), and the inner epithelial layer of the membrane consists of low simple cuboidal epithelium (SCE). A middle layer of connective tissue (CT) lies between the two epithelial layers. x190.

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