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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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The initial criteria for classification and grading of FVM/FTV concluded that poor clinical outcome was correlated with the severe cases, harboring extensive avascular villi or at least 2 foci consisting of more than 15 distal contiguous villous vascular karyorrhectic/avascular villi.
Many authors have confirmed the impact of substances with a prebiotic effect on height of villi and depth of intestinal crypts in various segments of the intestine (Xu et al.
When they compared biopsies of intestines from young mice (aged 2-3 months) to older mice (aged 20-22 months), they found that the older mice had fewer villi but that those villi were larger than those from young mice.
Examination of Alcian blue stained sections showed that the infection induced a significant decrease in the number of goblet cells inside the jejuna villi (Table II).
Distortion of crypt glands and villi with erosion and loosing of normal structure were common concluded.
Epithelium covers the intestinal villi and also the intestinal glands, which discharge the contents between the bases of the villi.
In placenta villi in GDM, despite the high IL-8 levels, the concentration of IL-10 was low.
Intestinal villi are the main site of nutrient absorption and their better development could be the reason for higher nutrient absorption (Hanczakowska and Swiatkiewicz, 2012).
If the villi are damaged, the person cannot absorb nutrients properly and ends up malnourished, no matter how much he or she eats.