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brush border

noun, Anatomy.
a dense array of microvilli projecting from the surface of certain epithelial tissues, as the lining of the intestinal tract.
Origin of brush border
1900-05 Unabridged
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brush border

(physiol) a layer of tightly packed minute finger-like protuberances on cells that line absorptive surfaces, such as those of the intestine and kidney See also microvillus
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brush-border in Medicine

brush border n.
An epithelial cell surface consisting of microvilli, as on the cells of the proximal tubule of the kidney.

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