microvillus

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microvillus

[¦mī·krō′vil·əs]
(cell and molecular biology)
One of the filiform processes that form a brush border on the surfaces of certain specialized cells, such as intestinal epithelium.
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Microvillar enzyme assays in amniotic fluid and fetal tissues at different stages of development.
At the ultrastructural level, SG-induced atrophic OE had a conspicuous loss of nuclear and cytoplasmic profiles of OSNs and their ciliated dendritic knobs that contain the animal's odorant receptors and normally project above the microvillar apical surfaces of the sustentacular cells (Figure 6E-G).