microvillus


mi·cro·vil·lus

noun \-ˈvi-ləs\
plural mi·cro·vil·li\-ˈvi-ˌlī, -(ˌ)lē\

Definition of MICROVILLUS

:  a microscopic projection of a tissue, cell, or cell organelle; especially :  any of the fingerlike outward projections of some cell surfaces
mi·cro·vil·lar \-ˈvi-lər\ adjective
mi·cro·vil·lous \-ˈvi-ləs\ adjective

Origin of MICROVILLUS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1953

mi·cro·vil·lus

noun \-ˈvil-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural mi·cro·vil·li \-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of MICROVILLUS

: a microscopic projection of a tissue, cell, or cell organelle; especially : any of the fingerlike outward projections of some cell surfaces
mi·cro·vil·lar \-ˈvil-ər\ adjective
mi·cro·vil·lous \-ˈvil-əs\ adjective

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