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Descriptor English:   Enterocytes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Enterocitos 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Enterócitos 
Synonyms English:   Enterocyte  
Tree Number:   A03.556.124.369.290
A10.615.550.444.290
A11.436.290
Definition English:   Absorptive cells in the lining of the INTESTINAL MUCOSA. They are differentiated EPITHELIAL CELLS with apical MICROVILLI facing the intestinal lumen. Enterocytes are more abundant in the SMALL INTESTINE than in the LARGE INTESTINE. Their microvilli greatly increase the luminal surface area of the cell by 14- to 40 fold. 
History Note English:   2000 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
CH chemistry CL classification
CY cytology DE drug effects
EN enzymology IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology RE radiation effects
TR transplantation UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   34041 
Unique Identifier:   D020895 

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