Pronunciation: (ster"ē-u-sil'ē-um, stēr"-), [key]
—pl. -cil•i•aPronunciation: (-sil'ē-u). [key] Anat.
any of the long, flexible microvilli that superficially resemble cilia and occur as a brush border or series of tufts on the surface of various epithelial tissues.
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