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villous

[vil-uh s] /ˈvɪl əs/
adjective
1.
covered with or of the nature of villi.
2.
having villiform processes.
3.
Botany. pubescent with long and soft hairs that are not interwoven.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see villose, -ous
Related forms
villously, adverb
intervillous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for villously

villous

/ˈvɪləs/
adjective
1.
(of plant parts) covered with long hairs
2.
of, relating to, or having villi
Derived Forms
villously, adverb
Word Origin
C14: from Latin villōsus, from villus tuft of hair
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villously in Medicine

villous vil·lous (vĭl'əs) or vil·lose (-ōs')
adj.
Of, relating to, resembling, or covered with villi.

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