villosity


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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.

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

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]

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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what bring us to confirm that the factor villosity plays a role in the presence of the adults and the larvas of the green leafhopper, This further to the average density of hairs slept between the veins which can be a natural factor for the presence of the population of the leafhopper, Because they can allow the adult to lay between the veins and insure the implant and the protection of eggs on the face inferior of the carignan, contrary to grenache and cinsaut in which, the slept hairs are low.
Placental villosity in the primiparous woman infected with Plasmodium vivax and treated with choroquine [in Spanish].
(56.) Which he affirms through Bentham's question, of 1789 'It may come one day to be recognized, that the number of the legs, the villosity of the skin, or the termination of the os sacrum, are reasons equally insufficient for abandoning a sensitive being to the same fate.