STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Tendon fibres. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of tendon fibres. Some of the fibres have been teased apart. These fibres are made from collagen. The parallel alignment of the fibres make tendons inelastic but flexible. Tendons attach muscle to bone.
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