- Microscopic fibres visible only at the high magnification of the electron microscope.
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Microfibril — The microfibril is a very fine fibril, or fiber like strand, consisting of glycoproteins and cellulose. It is usually, but not always, used as a general term in describing the structure of protein fiber, examples are hair and sperm tail. Its most … Wikipedia
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microfibril — A very small fibril having an average diameter of 13 nm; it may be a bundle of still smaller elements, the microfilaments. * * * mi·cro·fi·bril fīb rəl, fib n an extremely fine fibril mi·cro·fi·bril·lar rə lər adj * * * mi·cro·fi·bril… … Medical dictionary
microfibril — mi·cro·fibril … English syllables
microfibril — mi•cro•fi•bril [[t]ˌmaɪ kroʊˈfaɪ brəl[/t]] n. hic (lab cbl) a microtubule, microfilament, or other fine threadlike cell structure • Etymology: 1935–40 … From formal English to slang
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