brush border

noun

Definition of brush border

: a stria of microvilli on the plasma membrane of an epithelial cell (as in a kidney tubule) that is specialized for absorption

Examples of brush border in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon cranberry mixture in center of each rectangle on sheet, leaving 1/2-inch border around edges. Lightly brush border with some egg. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Cranberry Hand Pies," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of brush border

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brush border was in 1903

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“Brush border.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brush%20border. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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brush border

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\ ˌbrəsh- How to pronounce brush border (audio) \

Medical Definition of brush border

: a stria of microvilli on the plasma membrane of an epithelial cell (as in a kidney tubule) that is specialized for absorption

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