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Thin, elongated, and densely arranged, like villi: villiform teeth.
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1. (Zoology) having the form of a villus or a series of villi
2. (Botany) having the form of a villus or a series of villi
[C19: from New Latin villiformis, from Latin villus shaggy hair + -form]
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(ˈvɪl əˌfɔrm)

having the form of or resembling villi.
[1840–50; < New Latin villiformis. See villus, -i-, -form]
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