Medical Definition of Villi intestinales

1. Microscopic finger-like projections (0.5 to 1.5 mm in length) off of the mucosal lining of the small intestine which are responsible for absorption of nutrients. The villi greatly increase the effective absorptive surface area of the small intestine. (27 Sep 1997)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Villi Intestinales

villanizing
villanous
villans
villany
villar
villas
villatic
villein
villeinage
villeinages
villeins
villenage
villenages
villenous
villi
villi intestinales (current term)
villi pericardiaci
villi peritoneales
villi pleurales
villi synoviales
villiago
villiagos
villiaumite
villified
villiform
villify
villin
villitis
villoma
villonodular pigmented tenosynovitis

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