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Definition of Villus

Villus: 1. A tiny finger-like or hair-like projection. 2. A small vascular protrusion.
Villus is the Latin word for shaggy hair or fleece. The plural is villi.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=31969
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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