STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Spine anatomy. Coloured light micrograph of a section through a spine, showing vertebra bone (purple), the spinal cord (yellow, upper centre), the spinal canal (white) and surrounding tissue (brown). A vertebra is a bone segment that links with other vertebra to make up the spine (backbone). The spinal canal is a hollow through which the spinal cord and spinal nerve (thick pink ring around the cord) runs. Magnification: x10 when printed 10cm wide.
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