OCR A Level Biology

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5.2.4 The Liver Under the Microscope

The Liver Under the Microscope

  • Histology (also known as microscopic anatomy or microanatomy) is the branch of biology that studies the microscopic anatomy of biological tissues
  • The histology of the liver can be studied by staining sections of liver tissue and viewing them under a microscope
  • These stained samples can then be examined for drawing and labelling
  • Some example labelled diagrams of stained liver tissue are shown below

Liver tissue histology, downloadable AS & A Level Biology revision notes
The liver under the microscope

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