microspike

microspike

[′mi·krə‚spīk]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any of the narrow cytoplasmic projections that extend or retract from the surface of a cell and may have a sensory function.
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AMC even advised earlier guests to wear microspikes just to cross the winter parking lot, which it called a sheet of ice.
When outside wear a boot that has a good heavy tread or a traction enhancing device like Stabilicers, Yaktrax or MicroSpikes.
These factors promote cell migration by activating the members of the Rho family of GTPases, Rac and Cdc-42 (26) and in the case of ECM adhesion and integrin mediated directed cell migration influenced by the mechanical rigidity of cell substrate (27), induces actin based lamellopodia, filopodia, and fascin containing microspikes that drive cell extensions.
They had hiked up in zero-degree weather, with their headlamps lighting the way and microspikes stretched over their boots giving them traction on the snow, and marveled at the stars in the night sky, the tiny headlights of the cars far below on Route 302, and the shadows of the hulking mountains that surround the notch.
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Winter hiking requires specialized equipment like snowshoes, insulated boots, microspikes, crampons and layers of wool or synthetic clothing that can be expensive.
Competitors do not use skis or snowshoes, but pull so-called microspikes over their running shoes for traction.
It was fantastic,'' said the Hudson resident, who wore microspikes for traction when the trail was icy.
At first, the trail was well-traveled and packed down, requiring only so-called microspikes on our boots, small-toothed traction devices that even I can wear without drawing blood.