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What are villi? What is their location and function?

Solution 1

Villi are tiny finger-like projections originating from the walls of the small intestine. They increase the surface area for absorption of the digested food. The blood vessels present inside the villi can absorb the nutrients from the digested food.

Structure of a villus

Solution 2

The finger like projections in the inner walls of the small intestine is called villi. These are found in small intestine.

Function: The villi increase the surface area for absorption of the digested food

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 NCERT Solution for Science Textbook for Class 7 (2018 (Latest))
Chapter 2: Nutrition in Animals
Q: 5 | Page no. 21
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Solution What Are Villi? What is Their Location and Function? Concept: Digestion in Humans.
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