Villosity
Villosity Vil*los"i*ty, n. 1. State of being villous. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A coating of long, slender hairs. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) A villus. [1913 Webster]


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  • villosity — [vi läs′ə tē] n. pl. villosities 1. the condition of being villous 2. a villus 3. a coating or surface of villi …   English World dictionary

  • villosity — /vi los i tee/, n., pl. villosities. 1. a villous surface or coating. 2. a number of villi together. 3. a villus. [1770 80; VILLOSE + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • villosity — noun the state of being villous …   Wiktionary

  • villosity — Shagginess; an aggregation of villi. * * * vil·los·i·ty (vĭ losґĭ te) 1. the condition of being covered with villi. 2. a villus …   Medical dictionary

  • villosity — n. hairiness, shagginess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • villosity — vil·los·i·ty …   English syllables

  • villosity — vil•los•i•ty [[t]vɪˈlɒs ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) anat. a villous surface or coating 2) anat. the condition of being villous 3) anat. a villus • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • villosity — /vəˈlɒsəti/ (say vuh losuhtee) noun (plural villosities) 1. a villous surface or coating. 2. a number of villi together. 3. a villus …   Australian English dictionary

  • villosity — viˈläsəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: villose + ity 1. : the state of being villous 2. a. : villus b. : a villous patch or area …   Useful english dictionary

  • Villi — Villus 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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