noun, plural vil·li [vil-ahy] /ˈvɪl aɪ/.
Origin of villus
Examples from the Web for villi
Historical Examples of villi
The ends of the villi were enlarged with knob-like processes.
The villi are hypertrophied, looking often like minute polypi.
Collectively, these structures are called the villi (singular villus).
Between the villi are found the openings of the intestinal glands.
Villi are seen surrounded with the openings of the tubular glands.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
noun plural villi (ˈvɪlaɪ) (usually plural)
Word Origin for villus
1704, plural villi, from Latin villus "tuft of hair, shaggy hair" (see velvet).