STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY STEVE GSCHMEISSNER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Mouth cancer cell. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) showing the surface of a squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) cell from a human mouth. The many microvilli (small projections) on the cell's surface are typical of cancer cells. Squamous cells are a type of epithelial cell that line body cavities, such as the mouth. Magnification: x13,000 when printed 10 centimetres wide.
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