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border

 [bor´der]
a bounding line, edge, or surface.
brush border a specialization of the free surface of a cell, consisting of minute cylindrical processes (microvilli) that greatly increase the surface area.
Brush border, characterized by closely packed microvilli. From Dorland's, 2000.
vermilion border the exposed red portion of the upper and lower lips.

bor·der

(bōr'der), [TA]
The part of a surface that forms its outer boundary.
See also: edge, margin, border.
Synonym(s): margo [TA]

border

/bor·der/ (bor´der) a bounding line, edge, or surface.
brush border  a specialization of the free surface of a cell, consisting of minute cylindrical processes (microvilli) that greatly increase the surface area.
vermilion border  the exposed red portion of the upper and lower lips.

border

Etymology: OFr, bordure
an edge or boundary of a body structure.

bor·der

(bōr'dĕr)
The part of a surface that forms its outer boundary.
See also: margin
Synonym(s): margo [TA] .

bor·der

(bōr'dĕr)
The part of a surface that forms its outer boundary.
See also: edge, margin

border,

n a circumferential margin or edge.
border, denture (denture edge, denture periphery),
n the limit, boundary, or circumferential margin of a denture base.
border, mandibular (mandibular plane),
n a tangent to the inferior border of the mandible. A line joining point gonion to point gnathion.
border molding,
n the shaping of an impression material by the manipulation or action of the tissues to determine the denture border position.
border movement,
border seal,
n the contact of the denture border with the underlying or adjacent tissues to prevent the passage of air or other substances.
border structures,
n.pl the oral structures that bound the borders of a denture.
border tissues, movement,
n the action of the muscles and other structures adjacent to the borders of a denture.
Bordetella pertussis
n.pl the infectious bacteria responsible for whooping cough (pertussis), which is spread from person to person by direct contact with mucosal discharges.

border

a boundary line, edge or surface.

basal border of the lung
the caudal border, where the lung border moves backwards and forwards on the diaphragm.
brush border
a specialization of the free surface of a cell, consisting of minute cylindrical processes (microvilli) that greatly increase the surface area.
References in classic literature ?
The British and American line had run near it during the war; it had, therefore], been the scene of marauding and infested with refugees, cow-boys, and all kinds of border chivalry.
For my part, I feel that with regard to Nature I live a sort of border life, on the confines of a world into which I make occasional and transient forays only, and my patriotism and allegiance to the state into whose territories I seem to retreat are those of a moss-trooper.
This table had a cover made out of beautiful oilcloth, with a red and blue spread-eagle painted on it, and a painted border all around.
The hamlet's front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle incline; its most rearward border fringed itself out and scattered its houses about its base line of the hills; the hills rose high, enclosing the town in a half-moon curve, clothed with forests from foot to summit.
The rooster did indeed make an impressive showing, lying in his border of dumplings, and the dish was much complimented when it was borne in by Alice.
The plantation is about twelve miles north of Easton, in Talbot county, and is situated on the border of Miles River.
At first, being little accustomed to learn by heart, the lessons appeared to me both long and difficult; the frequent change from task to task, too, bewildered me; and I was glad when, about three o'clock in the afternoon, Miss Smith put into my hands a border of muslin two yards long, together with needle, thimble, &c.
I was comfortably revelling in the spring fragrance around, and the beautiful soft blue overhead, when my young lady, who had run down near the gate to procure some primrose roots for a border, returned only half laden, and informed us that Mr.
She looked in the old border beds and among the grass, and after she had gone round, trying to miss nothing, she had found ever so many more sharp, pale green points, and she had become quite excited again.
Her hard featured face; her masculine readiness and decision of movement; her obstinate honesty of look and manner, all proclaimed her border birth and border training.
This was in allusion to its heavy black seal and border.
Silently and by night Umslopogaas, my fosterling, led me across the border, and brought me here to Stanger; and here as an old witch-doctor I have lived for many, many years.