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Ranvier's crosses

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Dark, cross-shaped figures marking Ranvier nodes in the longitudinal section of a nerve stained with silver nitrate.

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Dark, cross-shaped figures marking Ranvier nodes in the longitudinal section of a nerve stained with silver nitrate.

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