Human hair, light micrograph

Human hair, light micrograph

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Credit: FRANK FOX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Human hair. Darkfield illuminated light micrograph of a strand of human hair. 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. Magnification: x280, when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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Keywords: anatomical, anatomy, biological, biology, black background, close-up, cuticle, darkfield illuminated, darkfield illumination, detail, hair, human, light micrograph, no-one, nobody, scale, scales, strand, structure, structures

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