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Igor

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Are there hairs on the human lacrimal caruncle ?
« on: 17/12/2007 16:48:03 »
Does the human lachrymal caruncle have hair (cilia)?
(a microscopic image would answer this question).

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Are there hairs on the human lacrimal caruncle ?
« Reply #1 on: 28/12/2007 13:10:14 »
My guess.. no.

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Are there hairs on the human lacrimal caruncle ?
« Reply #2 on: 28/01/2008 15:39:52 »
Gray's Anatomy:The Accessory Organs of the Eye
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The caruncula lacrimalis is a small, reddish, conical-shaped body, situated at the medial palpebral commissure, and filling up the lacus lacrimalis.
 It consists of a small island of skin containing sebaceous and sudoriferous glands, and is the source of the whitish secretion which constantly collects in this region. A few slender hairs are attached to its surface.
http://education.yahoo.com/reference/gray/subjects/subject/227;_ylt=An69cYEbMRLvv6DBStj6jFMZvskF

 

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