villous

[ vil-uhs ]
/ ˈvɪl əs /

adjective

covered with or of the nature of villi.
having villiform processes.
Botany. pubescent with long and soft hairs that are not interwoven.

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Origin of villous

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at villose, -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM villous

vil·lous·ly, adverbin·ter·vil·lous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for villous

villous
/ (ˈvɪləs) /

adjective

(of plant parts) covered with long hairs
of, relating to, or having villi

Derived forms of villous

villously, adverb

Word Origin for villous

C14: from Latin villōsus, from villus tuft of hair
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Medical definitions for villous

villous
[ vĭləs ]

adj.

Of, relating to, resembling, or covered with villi.
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