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Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology 5th Edition

Biology Today and Tomorrow with Physiology (5th Edition)

Book Edition5th Edition
Author(s)Starr, Evers
Chapter 23, Section 23.3, Figure It Out, Exercise 01
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Are microvilli multicelled or smaller than a cell?

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Microvilli are composed of the plasma membrane.


Microvilli are projections from the plasma membrane off the top of cells that help line villi. They increase the surface area of the plasma membrane, which is useful for cells that need to absorb large quantities of substances. For example, the epithelial cells that line the small intestine have microvilli that help absorb digested nutrients.

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