Villous
Villous Vil"lous, a. [L. villosus: cf. F. villeux. Cf. {Velvet}.] 1. Abounding in, or covered with, fine hairs, or a woolly substance; shaggy with soft hairs; nappy. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Furnished or clothed with villi. [1913 Webster]


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  • villous — [vil′ōs΄vil′əs] adj. [ME < L villosus] of, having the nature of, or covered with villi: also villose [vil′ōs΄] …   English World dictionary

  • villous — adjective Etymology: Middle English, fibrous, from Latin villosus hairy, shaggy, from villus Date: 14th century 1. covered or furnished with villi < a villous adenoma > 2. having soft long hairs < leaves villous underneath > compare pubescent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • villous — villus ► NOUN (pl. villi) Anatomy ▪ any of numerous minute elongated projections set closely together on a surface, especially in the absorbent lining of the small intestine. DERIVATIVES villous adjective. ORIGIN Latin, shaggy hair …   English terms dictionary

  • villous — villously, adv. /vil euhs/, adj. 1. covered with or of the nature of villi. 2. having villiform processes. 3. Bot. pubescent with long and soft hairs that are not interwoven. [1350 1400; ME; see VILLOSE, OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • villous — adjective a) hairy, covered with soft long hair b) Covered with villi See Also: villosity, villus, microvillus …   Wiktionary

  • villous — 1. Relating to villi. 2. Shaggy; covered with villi. SYN: villose. * * * vil·lous vil əs adj covered or furnished with or as if with villi vil·lous·ly adv * * * vil·lous (vilґəs) villose …   Medical dictionary

  • villous — villus …   American English homophones

  • villous — adj. hairy, covered with tiny hairs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • villous —   With long, soft hairs, e.g. the petioles of Encephalartos villosus …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • villous — vil·lous …   English syllables

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