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30.5 x 22.1 cm ⏐ 12.0 x 8.7 in (300dpi)
STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Intestinal microvilli. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of microvilli from the small intestine. These tiny structures form a dense brush-like covering on the absorptive surfaces of the cells lining the small intestine. These cells absorb nutrients from digested food through these microvilli. There are billions of microvilli in a small intestine. Magnification: x7700 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
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