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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