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Adult Skin Histology

Histological section of skin showing the 3 main layers: epidermis, dermis and hypodermis layers. (Stain - Haematoxylin Eosin)


  • epidermis - outer layer, stratified squamous epithelium.

Highlighted ringed regions show:

  • dermis - middle layer, dense irregular connective tissue.
  • hypodermis - inner layer, adipose tissue.

Note the junctional region between dermis and hypodermis contains macroscopically visible glands and blood vessels.


Integument Histology Links: Adult Skin | Epidermis and Dermis | Thin Skin Epidermis | Thick Skin Epidermis | Elastic Fibres | Basal Cell Melanin | Foundations Practical Support | Integumentary System Development | Histology Stains



Links: Histology | Histology Stains | Blue Histology images copyright Lutz Slomianka 1998-2009. The literary and artistic works on the original Blue Histology website may be reproduced, adapted, published and distributed for non-commercial purposes. See also the page Histology Stains.


Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, April 23) Embryology Adult skin histology 02.jpg. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/File:Adult_skin_histology_02.jpg

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