Intestinal villi, light micrograph

Intestinal villi, light micrograph

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Caption: Intestinal villi. Light micrograph of a section through a villus (finger-like projection, horizontal, centre) in the small intestine. Villi are projections that increase the surface area for the absorption of food. They are covered in microvilli (smaller, finger-like) that further increase this surface area.

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