Pigment Cells from the Retina

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Squamous epithelium is found arranged as a single layer of flattened cells as the pigmentary layer of the retina. Shown is the pigment cells from the retina. A, cells still cohering, seen on their surface; a, nucleus indistinctly seen. In the other cells the nucleus is concealed by the pigment granules. B, two cells seen in profile; a, the outer or posterior part containing scarcely any pigment.


Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 30


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