Tooth enamel, SEM

Tooth enamel, SEM

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Caption: Tooth enamel. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through tooth enamel. The enamel is the outer covering the crown (visible part) of the tooth. It is the hardest substance in the human body. It is composed of rows of calcium and phosphorous salts (light brown) embedded in a protein matrix (grey). Magnification: x1400 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, calcium salts, coloured, crown, dental, dentistry, enamel, external, false-coloured, grey, hard, hardest, human body, odontology, phosphorous, protein matrix, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, section, sectioned, sem, teeth, tooth

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