villous

adjective
vil·​lous | \ ˈvi-ləs How to pronounce villous (audio) \

Definition of villous

1 : covered or furnished with villi a villous adenoma
2 : having soft long hairs leaves villous underneath — compare pubescent

First Known Use of villous

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for villous

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

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“Villous.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/villous. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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villous

adjective
vil·​lous | \ ˈvil-əs How to pronounce villous (audio) \

Medical Definition of villous

: covered or furnished with or as if with villi

Other Words from villous

villously adverb

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