Sunday, January 4, 2009

Villous


villous \ˈvi-ləs\ adjective: 1. covered or furnished with villi {a villous adenoma}, 2. having soft, long hairs {leaves villous underneath}

Etymology: Middle English, fibrous, from Latin villosus hairy, shaggy, from villus

To the ear villous sounds like villainous, thus conflating hairiness with evil.

2 comments:

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Syahid said...

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