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an extremely small fibril.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A very small fibril having an average diameter of 13 nm; it may be a bundle of still smaller elements, the microfilaments.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
microfibrilAn extremely thin fibril, or fibre-like strand, which is identifiable only by electron microscopy, and typically composed of glycoproteins and cellulose (for plants) or fibrillin (for animals).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
A very small fibril having an average diameter of 13 nm; it may be a bundle of still smaller microfilaments.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
microfibrila group of some two thousand cellulose chains massed together in the CELL WALL. Microfibrils are embedded in an organic matrix giving the cell wall great strength.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005