hollow fibre
A tube of porous material, with an internal diameter of a fraction of a millimetre, making its ratio of surface area to internal volume very large. Employed as filters or in bioreactors as a method of retaining cells while allowing the easy removal of spent medium and/or products.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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