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The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at

Term:layer of microvilli
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Accession:UBERON:0012423 term browser browse the term
Definition:A layer of microvilli, Thin cylindrical membrane-covered projections on the surface of an animal cell containing a core bundle of actin filaments[GO,modified].
Comment:[function-note] "a wide variety of physiological and cellular functions including absorption, secretion, cellular adhesion, and mechanotransduction"; [function-note] "increases the surface area of a cell lining whilst minimizing increase in volume"
Synonyms:related_synonym: microvilli;   microvillus
 xref: FMA:67296;   MESH:D008871;   NCI:C33112;   UMLS:C0026049;   Wikipedia:Microvillus

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  UBERON ontology 0
    anatomical entity 0
      material anatomical entity 0
        anatomical structure 0
          multi cell part structure 0
            layer of microvilli 0
              brush border layer + 0
              cloacal villus 0
              short microvillus layer 0
              striated border microvillus layer 0
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