Human hair, SEM

Human hair, SEM

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Credit: SUSUMU NISHINAGA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human hair, coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM). Hairs are made up of dead tissue. The outside of the hair, the cuticle, is covered in overlapping scales that protect the hair's central cortex, which is made up of the fibrous protein keratin.

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Keywords: 1, anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, black background, colored, coloured, cuticle, dead, hair, keratin, one, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, shaft, single, sscale, strand

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