What is the difference between Microvilli and Microfilaments?

The difference between microvilli and microfilaments

is that “microvilli” is any of many fingerlike extensions on the surfaces of many cells, consisting of the proteins actin, fimbrin, and villin and “microfilaments” is a very fine filament.

microvilli

microfilaments

Noun

  • Any of many fingerlike extensions on the surfaces of many cells, consisting of the proteins actin, fimbrin, and villin.

Noun

  • A very fine (thin) filament.