|The auricula. Lateral surface.|
|Gray's||subject #68 279|
Elastic cartilage, histologically is similar to hyaline cartilage but contains a plethora of elastic fibers. These fibers form bundles that appear dark under a microscope. These fibers give elastic cartilage great flexibilty so that it is able to withstand repeated bending. It is found in the epiglottis (part of the larynx) and the pinnae (the external ear flaps of many mammals including man). Elastin fibers stain dark purple/black with Verhoeff stain.
- Elastic+cartilage at eMedicine Dictionary
- UIUC Histology Subject 768
- Histology at OU 12_02 - "epiglottis"
- Histology image: 02901loa – Histology Learning System at Boston University
- Histology at ucsd.edu
- Histology at University of Southern California cart/c_21
- Anatomy Atlases - Microscopic Anatomy, plate 03.42
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