microvillus

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noun mi·cro·vil·lus \-ˈvi-ləs\

Definition of microvillus

plural

microvilli

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

microvillar

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microvillous

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Origin and Etymology 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

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

microvillar

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microvillous

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