STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Hard palate lining. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) showing the cells of squamous epithelium covering the lining of the hard palate. The hard palate is a thin horizontal bony plate of the skull, located in the roof of the mouth. Here, some of the cells are shedding (desquamation). Magnification: x500 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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