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    There's a new shape in town

    The Scutoid. When epithelial cells are tightly packed, they form this shape.



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    It’s a 3D “tessellated” shape.
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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    The Scutoid. When epithelial cells are tightly packed, they form this shape.
    well, that explains why skin works...
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