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villous

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adjective vil·lous \ˈvi-ləs\

Definition of villous

  1. 1 :  covered or furnished with villi <a villous adenoma>

  2. 2 :  having soft long hairs <leaves villous underneath> — compare pubescent



Origin of villous

Middle English, fibrous, from Latin villosus hairy, shaggy, from villus


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

villous

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adjective vil·lous \ˈvil-əs\

Medical Definition of villous

  1. :  covered or furnished with or as if with villi

villously adverb



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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "villous"


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