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Close-up of the Tongue

11 weeks, 3 days

From The Biology of Prenatal Development.Buy Now

Note:

Epstein's Pearls, a common finding in the physical examination of newborns, appear in the background in the midline of the roof of the mouth of this first trimester fetus.

Label Key:

1. roof of mouth (hard palate)
2. Epstein's pearl
3. irregular surface of the tongue
4. tongue
All ages referenced to fertilization, not last menstrual period.
The Left Hand and Nose
The Left Hand and Nose
The Nose and Mouth
The Nose and Mouth
Close-up of the Tongue
Close-up of the Tongue
Left Hand
Left Hand
Nose and Mouth
Nose and Mouth
Amnion and Umbilical Cord
Amnion and Umbilical Cord


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