villous

adjective

vil·​lous ˈvi-ləs How to pronounce villous (audio)
1
: covered or furnished with villi
a villous adenoma
2
: having soft long hairs
leaves villous underneath
compare pubescent

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of villous was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near villous

Cite this Entry

“Villous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/villous. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

villous

adjective
vil·​lous ˈvil-əs How to pronounce villous (audio)
: covered or furnished with or as if with villi
villously adverb
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