appear throughout the body where high surface area to volume ratio is required, for example on the tongue with taste receptors and in the gut to increase the amount of selective reabsorption which can occur.

MICROVILLUS: "There is a wide distribution of microvillus in the human body, one such population can be found in the gut where they increase the surface area for diffusion to occur across."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MICROVILLUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/microvillus/ (accessed July 10, 2020).