villus

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English[edit]

Abnormal blood cells with villi on the surface
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin villus

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Noun[edit]

villus (plural villi)

  1. (biology) A small projection from a membrane, particularly those found in the mucous membranes of the intestines.
  2. (botany) One of the fine soft hairs on fruits, flowers, and other parts of plants.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dialectal variant of vellus (fleece).

Noun[edit]

villus m (genitive villī); second declension

  1. hair, tuft of hair, shaggy hair
    • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid I.701–702:
      Dant famuli manibus lymphas, Cereremque canistris
      expediunt, tonsisque ferunt mantelia villis.
      The servants give the hands waters, and deal corn from wicker baskets, and bring towels of smooth hair.

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative villus villī
Genitive villī villōrum
Dative villō villīs
Accusative villum villōs
Ablative villō villīs
Vocative ville villī

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