Definition of Microspike

1. Noun. A microscopic spike ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Microspike

1. Projections from the leading edge of some cells, particularly, but not exclusively, nerve growth cones. They are usually about 100 nm diameter, 5-10 m long and are supported by loosely bundled microfilaments. They are referred to by some authors as filopodia. Functionally a sort of linear version of a ruffle on a leading lamella. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Microspike

microsommite
microspectrophotometry
microspectroscope
microspectroscopic
microspectroscopy
microsphere
microsphere method
microspheres
microspherical
microspherocytosis
microspherule
microspherules
microspherulites
microsphygmy
microsphyxia
microspike (current term)
microspikes
microsplanchnic
microsplenia
microspora
microspora infections
microsporangia
microsporangial
microspore
microsporea
microspores
microsporic
microsporida
microsporidia

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