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noun, plural vil·los·i·ties.
  1. a villous surface or coating.
  2. a number of villi together.
  3. a villus.
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Origin of villosity

First recorded in 1770–80; villose + -ity
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Historical Examples of villosity

  • Dryness seems generally to favour the hairyness or villosity of plants.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)

    Charles Darwin

British Dictionary definitions for villosity


noun plural -ties
  1. the state of being villous
  2. a villous coating or surface
  3. a villus or a collection of villi
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villosity in Medicine


  1. The condition of being villous.
  2. A villous formation, surface, or coating.
  3. A villus.
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