Definitions for villusˈvɪl əs; ˈvɪl aɪ

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  1. villus(noun)

    a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane

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  1. villus(Noun)

    a small projection from a mucous membrane, particularly those found in the intestines

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  1. Villus(noun)

    one of the minute papillary processes on certain vascular membranes; a villosity; as, villi cover the lining of the small intestines of many animals and serve to increase the absorbing surface

  2. Villus(noun)

    fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet

  3. Origin: [L., shaggy hair, a tuft of hair.]

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