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villous

Syllabification: vil·lous
Pronunciation: /ˈviləs
 
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Definition of villous in English:

adjective

Anatomy
1(Of a structure, especially the epithelium) covered with villi.
Example sentences
  • In some instances, multiple tissues from individual specimen were analyzed, including amniotic membrane, chorionic membrane, chorionic villous stroma, and trophoblast, as well as fetal tissues.
  • This can be because of the material itself (sorbitol, lactose, etc) or due to disruption of the villous structure of the small intestine.
  • Gluten causes the intestinal mucosa to lose its villous structure and absorptive capacity.
1.1 Medicine (Of a condition) affecting the villi: villous atrophy
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  • From the data presented in Table 3, it appears that a close interlesional association exists between HEV and villitis of unknown etiology, fetal-placental vessel thrombi, villous fibrosis, and erythroblastosis.
  • Primary Infarcts.-Discrete areas of ischemic villous necrosis (primary infarcts) reflect obstruction to maternal - placental blood flow.
  • Results.-Lesions that were frequently coexistent in HEV-affected placentas included villitis of unknown etiology, chorionic thrombi, villous fibrosis, erythroblastosis, and primary infarcts.
1.2 Botany Shaggy.
Example sentences
  • The anthers are villous and the ovary is densely hispid.

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