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  • Definition: A small fingerlike process on the wall of the small intestine that increases the surface area for absorption of digested nutrients. Also one of the branching, vascular processes on the embryonic portion of the placenta.

    Source: Hickman, C.P., et al. 2011. Integrated Principles of Zoology. Fifteenth Edition. McGraw-Hill Higher Education.

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