NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,800 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- intestinal villi
- listen (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.