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Related to villi: Arachnoid villi, Chorionic villi

villi

 [vil´i] (L.)
plural of villus.

vil·li

(vil'ī),
Plural of villus.

villi

/vil·li/ (vil´i) plural of villus.

villi

(vĭl′ī)
n.
Plural of villus.

villi

See villus.

villi

Plural of villus A small vascular protrusion, especially from the free surface of a membrane

vil·li

(vil'ī)
Plural of villus.

villus

(vil'us) plural.villi [L., tuft of hair]
A small fold or projection of some mucous membranes.

arachnoid villus.

Arachnoid granulation.

chorionic villus.

One of the tiny vascular projections of the chorionic surface that become vascular and help to form the placenta.
See: embryo for illus.; chorion
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VILLI OF SMALL INTESTINE

intestinal villus.

One of the multiple, minute projections of the intestinal mucosa into the lumen of the small intestine. These projections increase the surface area for absorption of water and nutrients; each contains a capillary network and a lacteal.
See: illustration

synovial villus.

One of the thin projections of the synovial membrane into the joint cavity.

villi

Small finger-like processes on a surface, as in the small intestine, the PLACENTA, the tongue and the CHOROID PLEXUSES of the brain.

Villi

Tiny, finger-like projections that enable the small intestine to absorb nutrients from food.
Mentioned in: Celiac Disease

villi

[L.] plural of villus.
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Prominent F4/80-positive macrophage infiltration was observed in the lamina propria of intestinal villi.
0% solution of sodium chloride (experience 4) have shown a reduction of intestinal villi length by 18.
There was no significant difference in the nuclear p53 AI or intensity in either villi or crypts between biopsy specimens of treatment-naive patients with celiac disease and those of controls (Table 2) (Figure 3E through 3H).
172) on the villi width from the midsection of the intestines of juvenile or subadutt abalone, respectively, and there was no significant interaction between the 2 factors (P = 0.
During biopsy, a tissue sample is removed from the duodenum, part of the small intestine, and studied to see if the villi are flattened so that they can't perform properly.
Give the students the materials needed (non-latex rubber gloves, twist ties, tape, index cards and rulers, student sheet #1 labeled "Villi, Villi, Everywhere," and save student activity sheet no.
As for invasive testing, 34% said that they would consider undergoing chorionic villi sampling, while 43% said that they would consider having amniocentesis.
Six months prior to admission, she underwent a suction curettage for a presumed incomplete abortion with pathology showing some hydropic changes of the villi.
Only an intestinal biopsy that shows villi damage is considered definitive.
Celiac, a chronic inflammatory disorder, is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients.
The reports of histomorphological changes in placenta in women with recurrent pregnancy loss in association with thrombophilia are relatively recent (14-30) and all of them broadly show non vascularisation of villi, multiple vessel thrombosis, infarction, fibrosis and decidual vasculopathy.
Of his 12 operas, only the first two, Le villi and Edgar, have failed to capture audiences, while the other 10 are performed with varying degrees of regularity.