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Skull. Coloured X-ray of a human skull, in side view. The face is at right. At top is the large round cranium (green & blue) of the skull which houses the brain. Cervical vertebrae of the neck are visible at lower centre. The jaw (at lower right) houses numerous teeth (black). All the bones of the skull, apart from the mandible (jaw- bone) are fused together to form a solid structure that protects the brain.
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