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vil·los·i·ty

 (vĭ-lŏs′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. vil·los·i·ties
1. The condition of being villous.
2. A villous formation, surface, or coating.
3. A villus.
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villosity

(vɪˈlɒsɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Zoology) the state of being villous
2. (Anatomy) the state of being villous
3. (Botany) the state of being villous
4. (Zoology) a villous coating or surface
5. (Anatomy) a villous coating or surface
6. (Botany) a villous coating or surface
7. (Zoology) a villus or a collection of villi
8. (Anatomy) a villus or a collection of villi
9. (Botany) a villus or a collection of villi
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vil•los•i•ty

(vɪˈlɒs ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a villous surface or coating.
2. the condition of being villous.
3. a villus.
[1770–80]
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villosity

the condition or quality of being covered with long, soft hairs, as certain plants, or hairlike appendages, as certain of the membranes of the body. — villous, adj.
See also: Hair
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Scores ranged 2~4, which means the presence of cellular lysis, increased spacing among villosities, structural destruction of the villosities, and so forth (Figure 3(a)).
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