E 315 Thymus

Higher magnification of a thymus lobule with heavily stained cortex H and lighter stained medulla [2. Mature T-lymphocytes are densely packed in the o cortex. They are much less dense in the medulla. On the right, the figure o shows the vascularized connective tissue capsule C3 (cf. Fig.314). The meo dulla contains Hassall corpuscles HI (see Figs. 316, 317).

1 Cortex

2 Medulla

$ 3 Capsule

^ 4 Hassall corpuscles (bodies)

Stain: alum hematoxylin-eosin; magnification: x 80

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