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villus

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vil=lus

CIDE DICTIONARY

villusn. [L., shaggy hair, a tuft of hair.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

villus, n. (pl. villi)
1 Anat. each of the short finger-like processes on some membranes, esp. on the mucous membrane of the small intestine.
2 Bot. (in pl.) long soft hairs covering fruit, flowers, etc.

Derivative
villiform adj. villose adj. villosity n. villous adj.
Etymology
L, = shaggy hair

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