villous

adjective vil·lous \ ˈvi-ləs \

Definition of villous

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

Origin and Etymology of villous

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


Medical Dictionary

villous

adjective vil·lous \ ˈvil-əs \

medical Definition of villous

: covered or furnished with or as if with villi

villously

adverb

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