Synonyms for villus

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Villus: a short, hair-like or papillate process on the surface of certain absorbent and sensory organs.

Villi: soft hairs or papillate processes: plural of villus, q.v.

WORD ORIGIN

1704, plural villi, from Latin villus "tuft of hair, shaggy hair" (see velvet).

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hair

nounthreadlike growth on animate being
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