Definition of ultrastructure in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈəltrəˌstrək(t)SHər/


A fine structure, especially within a cell, that can be seen only with the high magnification obtainable with an electron microscope.
Example sentences
  • The stages were used as a basis for transmission electron microscopy study on the ultrastructure of the cell wall during the process of primary and early secondary cell wall formation.
  • Interpretation of the above results concerning HGK provides intriguing insight into the cell line ultrastructures.
  • In patients with a defect of central microtubules, the ultrastructure, and thus the function, of nodal cilia would not be affected.



Pronunciation: /ˈəltrəˌstrək(t)SHər(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • The results of histologic, immunohistochemical, ultrastructural, and EBV in situ hybridization studies are presented.
  • These tumors are known to possess very different histologic, ultrastructural, histochemical, and immunohistochemical features.
  • We also describe for the first time the ultrastructural and cytogenetic features of this tumor.

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Syllabification: ul·tra·struc·ture

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