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Villus Meaning & Definition
Villus Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Villus?

[n] a minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane

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See Also | appendage | chorionic villus | outgrowth | process

Villus In Webster's Dictionary

\Vil"lus\, n.; pl. {Villi}. [L., shaggy hair, a tuft of hair.] 1. (Anat.) 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. pl. (Bot.) Fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.

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