villus: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (vil'us), [key]
— pl. vil•li
- one of the minute, wormlike processes on certain membranes, esp. on the mucous membrane of the small intestine, where they serve in absorbing nutriment.
- one of the long, soft, straight hairs covering the fruit, flowers, and other parts of certain plants.
- villus (Thesaurus)