The story depicted here takes place in a bone marrow cavity within cancellous bone.
It shows one of the leading theories regarding how specialized cells called megakaryocytes produce platelets.
Two megakaryocytes have extended pseudopods into the interior of a sinusoidal capillary. The granular swellings along the lengths of the pseudopods are platelets-to-be. Within the capillary these swellings break off through a budding process to become free platelets.
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