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vil·lus
[vil-uhs]
NOUN [PLURAL VIL·LI]
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. one of the minute, wormlike processes on certain membranes, especially on the mucous membrane of the small intestine, where they serve in absorbing nutriment.
2.
Botany. one of the long, soft, straight hairs covering the fruit, flowers, and other parts of certain plants.
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Intestinal villi (singular: villus) are small, finger-like projections that extend into the lumen of the small intestine. Each villus is approximately 0.5–1.6 mm in length ...

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Villus, plural villi , in anatomy any of the small, slender, vascular projections that increase the surface area of a membrane. Important villous membranes include ...

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Villi definition, Anatomy, Zoology. one of the minute, wormlike processes on certain membranes, especially on the mucous membrane of the small intestine, ...

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Jul 1, 2011 ... Millions of tiny finger-like structures called villi project inwards from the lining of the small intestine. The large surface area they present allows ...

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The small intestine contains small finger-like projections of tissue called villi which increase the surface area of the intestine and contain specialized cells that  ...

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Define villus: a small slender often vascular process: such as.

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Microscopic examination of the mucosa reveals that the mucosal cells are organized into finger-like projections known as villi, which further increase the surface ...

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Sep 19, 2014 ... Do you think your small intestine is just a simple tube, transporting your dinner and providing you with nutrients? Read on to learn just how...