ultrastructure

[ uhl-truh-struhk-cher ]

nounCell Biology.
  1. the structures of a cell that are revealed by electron microscopy.

Origin of ultrastructure

1
First recorded in 1935–40; ultra- + structure

Other words from ultrastructure

  • ul·tra·struc·tur·al, adjective

Words Nearby ultrastructure

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British Dictionary definitions for ultrastructure

ultrastructure

/ (ˈʌltrəˌstrʌktʃə) /


noun
  1. the minute structure of a tissue or cell, as revealed by microscopy, esp electron microscopy

Derived forms of ultrastructure

  • ultrastructural, adjective

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