Light micrograph of elastic cartilage of the ear. This type of cartilage is made from a protein called elastin and is formed from a network of elastic fibers and collagen. The fibers form bundles which give the structure flexibility. The elastic cartilage shown in this image is from the outer ear, however, this type of cartilage is also found in larynx and epiglottis. A lower magnification view is available as CIL:39093.
B0007334 Cartilage of the ear. Wellcome Images available under the following creative commons usage http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
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