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lamellipodiumCell projection

Definition

The lamellipodium is a broad, flat, veil-shaped cell protrusion formed at the leading edge of migrating cells. Lamellipodium contain a branched dendritic network of actin filaments having their barbed ends directed towards the cell membrane. It is associated with ameboid motility (or crawling motility).

Synonyms

Lamellipodia
Veil

Category

› Cellular component

GOi

lamellipodium [ GO:0030027 ]