Cat tongue, longitudinal section

  • David Linstead
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Cat tongue, longitudinal section. David Linstead. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). Source: Wellcome Collection.

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Differential interference contrast (DIC) micrograph of a longitudinal section of a cat tongue. This sample is from a vintage prepared slide from the period 1870 - 1905. A single rasping papilla (backward facing spine on a cat's tongue) typical of a carnivore can be seen, together with some of the underlying muscle structure.


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