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Villus

Villus

Origin: L, shaggy hair, a tuft of hair.

1. (Science: anatomy) One of the minute papillary processes on certain vascular membranes; a villosity; as, villi cover the lining of the small intestines of many animals and serve to increase the absorbing surface.

2. (Science: botany) fine hairs on plants, resembling the pile of velvet.

3. The villi work in partnership with the small intestine to dispach nutrients to the bloodstream of the animal and humans.


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Biology HW help

... 20. Week 7 Q.20 (Points: 5) Which of the following terms is least related to the others ? 1. epistasis 2. pedigree 3. karyotype 4. chorionic villus sampling (X) 5. amniocentesis Save Answer

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by sharingan23
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Gene Cloning, Genetic Modification....Help Thank You Please

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by Revenged
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:49 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

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by al
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Chorion Villus Sampling

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by Aerlinn
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:02 am
 
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The Fiber Disease

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