Human tongue surface, SEM

Human tongue surface, SEM

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Caption: Human tongue surface. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of epithelial cells on the surface of a human tongue. These are flat, scale-like squamous cells that are constantly shed and replaced. The epithelium covers the sensory papillae (small projections) on the tongue, which are sensitive to several different sensory stimuli, including taste. Magnification: x50 when printed 10 centimetres wide.

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