microvillus

noun
mi·​cro·​vil·​lus | \ -ˈvi-ləs \
plural microvilli\ -​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

Other Words from microvillus

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

First Known Use of microvillus

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for microvillus

New Latin

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microvillus

noun
mi·​cro·​vil·​lus | \ -ˈvil-əs \
plural microvilli\ -​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

Other Words from microvillus

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

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