Villous

Vil"lous

(?), a. [L. villosus: cf. F. villeux. Cf. Velvet.] 1. Abounding in, or covered with, fine hairs, or a woolly substance; shaggy with soft hairs; nappy.
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2. (Anat.) Furnished or clothed with villi.
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Vil"lus

(?), n.;
pl. Villi (#).
[L., shaggy hair, a tuft of hair.] 1. (Anat.) 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.
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2. pl. (Bot.) Fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.
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