Definitions for "Microvilli"
the microscopic, fingerlike projections of cell membranes of small intestinal cells; they increase surface area for absorption
thin, fingerlike projections from the apical surface of specialized epithelial cells that increase the absorptive area by up to 25-fold.
(singular: microvillus) • The projections of epithelial cells, such as the cells lining the small intestine, that increase their surface area.