villus

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Etymology[edit]

Latin loanword.

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Noun[edit]

villus (plural villi)

  1. (biology) a small projection from a mucous membrane, particularly those found in the intestines

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dialectical variant of vellus (fleece)

Noun[edit]

villus

  1. hair, tuft of hair
  2. shaggy hair

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative villus villī
genitive villī villōrum
dative villō villīs
accusative villum villōs
ablative villō villīs
vocative ville villī

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