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A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy 4th Edition

A Visual Analogy Guide to Human Anatomy (4th Edition)

Book Edition4th Edition
Author(s)Krieger
ISBN9781617316241
PublisherMorton Publishing
SubjectBiology

Chapter 2, Composite Cell, Figure Questions, Exercise 1

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Microscopic finger-like projections are found on the surface of the cells that line the lumen of the small intestine.

Explanation

They are shorter protrusions of the plasma membrane that increase the surface area of the cell. This enables the cell to increase the absorption of nutrients. They are usually found on the apical surface of some epithelial cells. 

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Microvilli 

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