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microvillus

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noun mi·cro·vil·lus \-ˈvi-ləs\

Definition of microvillus

plural microvilliplay play \-ˈvi-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\

  1. :  a microscopic projection of a tissue, cell, or cell organelle; especially :  any of the fingerlike outward projections of some cell surfaces

microvillar play \-ˈvi-lər\ adjective
microvillous play \-ˈvi-ləs\ adjective


Origin of microvillus

New Latin


First Known Use: 1953


Medical Dictionary

microvillus

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noun mi·cro·vil·lus \-ˈvil-əs\

Medical Definition of microvillus

plural microvilli \-ˌlī\play

  1. :  a microscopic projection of a tissue, cell, or cell organelle; especially :  any of the fingerlike outward projections of some cell surfaces

microvillar \-ˈvil-ər\play adjective
microvillous \-ˈvil-əs\play play adjective



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