Epidermis SEM

Seen here in a scanning electron micrograph, the epidermis is a tough coating formed from overlapping layers of dead skin cells, which continually slough off and are replaced with cells from the living layers beneath. The epidermis is the outermost of three layers that make up the skin.

Image reblogged from approachingsignificance tumblr (link).  SEM Epidermis photograph by Andrew Syred.

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