Pronunciation: vil'us, vil'i
- A projection from the surface, especially of a mucous membrane. If the projection is minute, as from a cell surface, it is termed a microvillus.
- An elongated dermal papilla projecting into an intraepidermal vesicle or cleft.
[L. shaggy hair (of beasts)]
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