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villous

[vil-uh s]
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adjective
  1. covered with or of the nature of villi.
  2. having villiform processes.
  3. 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
Related formsvil·lous·ly, adverbin·ter·vil·lous, adjective
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Related Words for villous

furry, shaggy, woolly, fuzzy, unshaven, hirsute, bearded, bristly, bushy, downy, fleecy, flocculent, fluffy, rough, tufted, bewhiskered, lanate, pileous, piliferous, pubescent

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British Dictionary definitions for villous

villous

adjective
  1. (of plant parts) covered with long hairs
  2. of, relating to, or having villi
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Derived Formsvillously, adverb

Word Origin for villous

C14: from Latin villōsus, from villus tuft of hair
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villous in Medicine

villous

(vĭləs)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or covered with villi.
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