terminal web


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ter·mi·nal web

a network of actin filaments in the apical end of columnar epithelial cells that anchor in the zonula adherens.
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terminal web

A microscopic weblike network that is beneath the microvilli of intestinal absorption cells, and beneath the stereocilia of the hair cells of the inner ear.
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