Python tooth, SEM

Python tooth, SEM

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Caption: Python tooth. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a python's tooth in its gum. This backward-angled tooth is used to grip prey. The tooth, which is able to grow back each time it is lost, is attached directly to the jaw bone.

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