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Tendon. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a freeze-fractured tendon. The fracture plane has shown the parallel alignment of the many collagen fibres. This structure produces a tissue that is flexible, but remains inelastic and able to resist pulling forces. A tendon joins a muscle to a bone. Magnification unknown.
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