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What are villi? What are their location and function?


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Villi:

  1. They are small finger-like foldings in the small intestine.
  2. A network of capillaries and a big lymph vessel called the lacteal supply the villi.

Location:

These are found in the small intestine's inner walls.

Functions:

  1. Villi enhance the absorption surface area.
  2. The blood vessels of the villi transport ingested food to every cell in the body, where it is used to obtain energy, develop new tissues, and repair damaged ones.

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