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ˈvɪl əs; ˈvɪl aɪvil·lus

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  1. villusnoun

    a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane


  1. villusnoun

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


  1. villus

    A villus is a small, finger-like projection that protrudes from the epithelial lining of the intestinal wall, increasing the surface area for absorption of nutrients in the small intestine. Each villus is rich in blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, enabling nutrients to enter the bloodstream. Multiple villi are referred to as villi.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Villusnoun

    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. Villusnoun

    fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet

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


  1. Villus

    a short, hair-like or papillate process on the surface of certain absorbent and sensory organs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of villus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of villus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    relating to a technique that does not involve puncturing the skin or entering a body cavity
    • A. hatched
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    • C. obnoxious
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