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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Small slender vascular processes

Usage examples (33)
  • villi are located on the surface of the intestine.
  • The lining of the intestine is made up of peaks known as villi and valleys called crypts.
  • In the alimentary canal are certain pointed eminences called villi, and certain ridges called valvuloe conniventes.
  • Inside the small intestines are small finger like projections called villi, that help take the nutrients out of the food. for more
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