Photomicrograph of young, growing cartilage. This specimen was preserved in glutaraldehyde, embedded in plastic, and stained with H&E. The chondrocytes, especially those in the upper part of the photomicrograph, are well preserved. The cytoplasm is deeply stained, exhibiting a distinct and relatively homogeneous basophilia. The clear areas (arrows) represent sites of the Golgi apparatus. x520.
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