[ ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uhm, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr i əˈsɪl i əm, ˌstɪər- /
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noun, plural ster·e·o·cil·i·a [ster-ee-uh-sil-ee-uh, steer-]. /ˌstɛr i əˈsɪl i ə, ˌstɪər-/. Anatomy.
any of the long, flexible microvilli that superficially resemble cilia and occur as a brush border or series of tufts on the surface of various epithelial tissues.
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