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noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˈvɪl.əs/ (plural villi   /ˈvɪl.aɪ/   ) specialized us  
one of many very small finger-like parts on the inside surface of the small intestine (= part of body where food goes after the stomach), which help food to be absorbedThe digestive system
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