Villus meaning

vĭləs
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(botany) A fine, hairlike epidermal outgrowth.
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(biology) A minute projection arising from a mucous membrane, especially:
  • One of the numerous vascular projections of the small intestine.
  • One of the fingerlike projections of the chorion that contribute to the formation of the placenta in mammals.
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(anat.) Any of numerous hairlike or fingerlike vascular processes on certain mucous membranes of the body, as of the small intestine, serving to secrete mucus, absorb fats, etc., or of the chorion in the mammalian placenta, serving in the exchange of food materials, etc. between the mother and the fetus.
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(bot.) Any of the long, soft, fine hairs on certain plants, as mosses.
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(biology) A minute projection arising from a mucous membrane, especially:
  • One of the numerous vascular projections of the small intestine.
  • One of the fingerlike projections of the chorion that contribute to the formation of the placenta in mammals.
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(botany) A fine, hairlike epidermal outgrowth.
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A small projection on the surface of a mucous membrane, such as that of the small intestine.
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(biology) A small projection from a mucous membrane, particularly those found in the intestines.
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Origin of villus

  • Latin shaggy hair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin loanword.

    From Wiktionary