intestinal villus

Villus

[vil-uhs]
Villus (Latin: "shaggy hair", plural villi) can refer to:

  • Intestinal villus. This is the most common meaning when not more precisely specified
  • Chorionic villi, found on the surface of the outermost membrane (the chorion) of the fetus
  • Arachnoid villi, located on the arachnoid membrane of the brain

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