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Temporal Artery Congo Red, 40x, Polarized with arrow

Last updated on Saturday, April 4 2009 by jdmiles

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Temporal Artery Congo Red, 40x, Polarized with arrow
Two polarizing filters block out most of the light from the microscope light source. However, the light that passes through amyloid becomes visible, and appears this characteristic shade of "apple green." An area of apple-green birefringence is indicated by the unnecessarily large green arrow.


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