Definition of Villus

1. Noun. A minute hairlike projection on mucous membrane.

Specialized synonyms: Chorionic Villus
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process



Definition of Villus

1. n. 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. n. 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.

Definition of Villus

1. Noun. (biology) a small projection from a mucous membrane, particularly those found in the intestines ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Villus

1. one of the hairlike projections found on certain membranes [n -LI] : VILLOSE, VILLOUS [adj]

Medical Definition of Villus

1. Origin: L, shaggy hair, a tuft of hair. 1. 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. Fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Villus

villose
villosities
villositis
villosity
villotta
villous
villous adenoma
villous atrophy
villous carcinoma
villous papilloma
villous placenta
villous tenosynovitis
villous tumour
villously
vills
villus (current term)
villusectomy
villyaellenite
viloxazine
vim
vimana
vimanas
vimen
vimentin
vimentin kinase
vimina
viminal
vimineous
viminol
vimless

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