Term: enterocyte microvillus
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Name: enterocyte
Synonyms: enterocytes
Definition: An epithelial cell that has its apical plasma membrane folded into microvilli to provide ample surface for the absorption of nutrients from the intestinal lumen.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009269]
Name: microvillus
Synonyms: microvilli
Definition: Thin cylindrical membrane-covered projections on the surface of an animal cell containing a core bundle of actin filaments. Present in especially large numbers on the absorptive surface of intestinal cells.
Ontology: GO: Cellular Component [GO:0005902]   QuickGO   AmiGO