a dense array of microvilli projecting from the surface of certain epithelial tissues, as the lining of the intestinal tract. noun (physiol) a layer of tightly packed minute finger-like protuberances on cells that line absorptive surfaces, such as those of the intestine and kidney See also microvillus
Northeastern U.S. a whisk broom. South Midland and Southern U.S. a large broom made of bound twigs or husks and used for outdoor sweeping.
a short haircut in which the hairs stand up like a brush. Historical Examples Captives of the Flame Samuel R. Delany