Science / Biology / Villi: Finger-like projections of the lining of the small intestine that increase the surface area available for absorption. Also, projections of the chorion that extend into cavities filled with maternal blood and allow the exchange of nutrients between the maternal and embryonic circulations. Projections of the inner layer of the small intestine that increase the surface area for absorbtion of food.
Science / Biology / Microvilli: Hair-like projections on the surface of the epithelial cells of the villi in the small intestine; increase the surface area of the intestine to improve absorption of digested nutrients. MORE
Science / Biology / Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS): A method of prenatal testing in which fetal cells from the fetal side of the placenta (chorionic villi) are extracted and analyzed for chromosomal and biochemical defects. MORE
Technology / Motorcycle / JA Prestwich Industries Ltd (JAP): English engine manufacturer. Engines were produced for motorcycles such as Brough Superior, Triumph, and HRD Motorcycles (the forerunner of Vincent Motorcycles). Founded in 1903 by John A Prestwich, t MORE