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villusnoun [ C ]

/ˈvɪl·əs/ plural villi /ˈvɪl·ɑɪ, ˈvɪl·i/

biology one of many small parts like fingers on the inside surface of the smaller part of the intestines (= tube in the body where food goes after the stomach), through which the food is absorbed

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