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intestinal villi

 

Definition: projections (0.5–1.5 mm long) of the mucous membrane of the small intestine; they are leaf-shaped in the duodenum and become shorter, more finger-shaped, and sparser in the ileum.

Synonym(s): villi intestinalesTA

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