noun, plural vil·li [vil-ahy] /ˈvɪl aɪ/.
Origin of villus
Examples from the Web for villi
This is ultimately coated with epithelium, but neither the villi nor the glands of the mucous membrane are ever reproduced.
Villi are seen surrounded with the openings of the tubular glands.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell
In the ileum the villi are shrunken, with few cells; in some cases they disappear altogether.
One of these villi is shown more highly magnified in Fig. 4, in which B shows this membrane.The Story of the Living Machine|H. W. Conn
When the allantois adheres to the subzonal membrane vascular processes grow out from it into these villi.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour