Term: epithelial cell brush border
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Name: epithelial cell
Synonyms: epithelial cells
Definition: A cell that is usually found in a two-dimensional sheet with a free surface.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009034]
Name: brush border
Synonyms:
Definition: The dense covering of microvilli on the apical surface of a epithelial cells in tissues such as the intestine, kidney, and choroid plexus; the microvilli aid absorption by increasing the surface area of the cell.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005903]   QuickGO   AmiGO