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ultrastructure

[ uhl-truh-struhk-cher ]
/ ˈʌl trəˌstrʌk tʃər /
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noun Cell Biology.

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

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Also called fine structure.

Origin of ultrastructure

First recorded in 1935–40; ultra- + structure

OTHER WORDS FROM ultrastructure

ul·tra·struc·tur·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ultrastructure

ultrastructure
/ (ˈʌltrəˌstrʌktʃə) /

noun

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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