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villus (s), villi (pl)
1. One of the minute, worm-like processes on certain membranes; especially, on the mucous membrane of the small intestine, where they serve in absorbing nutriments.
2. One of the long, soft, straight hairs covering the fruit, flowers, and other parts of certain plants.
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(Latin: tuft of hair, fleece; a villus, a small protrusion, especially arising from a mucous membrane)