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View in Spanish: Vellosidades intestinales

Intestinal villi (in-TES-tih-nul VIH-ly)
Tiny hair-like projections that line the inside of the small intestine. They contain blood vessels and help absorb nutrients.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.