villiform


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villiform

(vĭl′ə-fôrm′)
adj.
Thin, elongated, and densely arranged, like villi: villiform teeth.
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NS2-B4###Red, villiform and spread around###Thick and thin mycelia whose diameters were 1.5-2.7 m and 8.0-14.5 m with
Upper jaw with an outer row of strong canines (widely spaced in adults) and an inner band of small villiform teeth that are widest anteriorly; lower jaw with a single row of strong conical teeth that are smaller anteriorly and one (occasionally two) pair of noticeably enlarged inner symphyseal canines.
Snout not elongate, its length about 2 2.8-4.1 in head length; body not slender, the depth 2.0-3.4 in SL; canine teeth in jaws markedly longer than inner villiform teeth, those at front of upper jaw and side of lower jaw enlarged lb.
Jaw dentition as described for genus; vomer with triangular patch of villiform teeth, narrow band of villiform teeth on palatines.
Aberrant architectural features include glandular crowding, branching, villiform or cribriform growth, and cystically dilated crypts (Figure 5, G).
Premaxilla with series of conical teeth laterally and band of villiform teeth medially; at anterior end of jaw one or two canine(s) adjacent to patch of very small teeth; symphysis edentate.
It is multicentric in many cases and usually flat or forming abortive papillae (beyond the normal villiform configuration of the mucosal folds of the gallbladder).
Mouth large, maxilla reaching a vertical through rear edge of eye or slightly posterior of this point, upper jaw length 1.8 (1.7-1.9) in head; mouth oblique, gape forming angle of about 30 degrees to horizontal axis of head and body; posterior edge of maxilla straight; no supramaxilla present; lower jaw slightly inferior; upper jaw with band of small villiform teeth in about 10-12 irregular rows with toothless gap at front of jaw; lower jaw with band of similar teeth in about 6-8 irregular rows; irregular row of small teeth forming V-shape on vomer and straight, narrow row on each palatine; tongue broad based with rounded tip.
Architecturally, there tends to be more crypt distortion in HGD, sometimes with a villiform configuration of the mucosal surface and/or branched or cribriform crypts.
Common to all these tumors is replacement of the normal appendiceal mucosa with a villiform, undulating, or flat mucinous epithelial proliferation (Figure 1).