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villus

1. Zoology anatomy any of the numerous finger-like projections of the mucous membrane lining the small intestine of many vertebrates
2. any similar membranous process, such as any of those in the mammalian placenta
3. Botany any of various hairlike outgrowths, as from the stem of a moss

villus

[′vil·əs]
(anatomy)
A fingerlike projection from the surface of a membrane.
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From the Greek erion, wool, and from the Latin achaenium, a type of fruit, by the villose fruits.
Cypselae villose; pappus of scabrid, capillary bristles occasionally somewhat flattened, equal to unequal in length.
Cypselae villose; pappus of scabrid bristles, the innermost flattened, ciliate at the apex, the outermost shorter, not ciliate, rigid.
Cypselae villose; pappus of scabrid bristles, the outermost capillary, the innermost somewhat paleaceous, with tips slightly broadened, and longer.
Cypselae truncate at the apex, villose with shaggy hairs; pappus of scabrid, capillary bristles.
In addition, villose corollas are very common in the subfamily.
Cypselae villose; pappus usually of scabrid bristles.