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villus

  

      n   pl   , villi   usually pl  
1      (Zoology, anatomy)   any of the numerous finger-like projections of the mucous membrane lining the small intestine of many vertebrates  
2    any similar membranous process, such as any of those in the mammalian placenta  
3      (Botany)   any of various hairlike outgrowths, as from the stem of a moss  
     (C18: from Latin: shaggy hair)  


chorionic villus sampling  
      n   a method of diagnosing genetic disorders early in pregnancy by the removal by catheter through the cervix or abdomen of a tiny sample of tissue from the chorionic villi,   (Abbrev.)    CVS  
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