From these intralobular capillaries run toward the centre of the lobule, forming a network among the polygonal hepatic cells.
At a, a the capillaries of one lobule communicate with those adjacent to it.
Man differs from them in the absence of a hairy coat; in the development of a large lobule to the external ear; in his fully erect attitude; in his flattened foot with the non-opposable great toe; in the straight limb-bones; in the wider pelvis; in the marked sigmoid flexure of his spine; in the perfection of the muscular movements of the arm; in the delicacy of hand; in the smallness of the canine teeth and other dental peculiarities; in the development of a chin; and in the small size of his jaws compared to the relatively great size of the cranium.
Branches within the primary lobule give rise to alveolar ducts, which in turn give off alveoli.
On reaching the core of the conical lobule they are collected into a central or intralobular vein (fig.