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  • A brush border (striated border or brush border membrane) is the microvilli-covered surface of simple cuboidal epithelium and simple columnar epithelium cells found in certain locations of the body.
  • Brush border cells are found in two main locations:
  • The small intestine tract: This is where absorption takes place. The brush borders of the intestinal lining are the site of terminal carbohydrate digestions.
  • The kidney: Here the brush border is useful in distinguishing the proximal tubule (which possesses the brush border) from the distal tubule (which does not).
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    Definition of brush border in English Dictionary

  • NounPLbrush borders
    1. The microvilli-covered surface of simple cuboidal epithelium and simple columnar epithelium cells found in certain parts of the body.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • No bacteria were observed to attach to the brush border of the midgut lumen or were seen in the ectoperitrophic space (between the PM and the midgut epithelium).
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Meaning of brush border for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this idiom "brush border" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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