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  • Diagram of the villi in the small intestine.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 1 July 2011 Size: 120 KB Referencing Hub media

    Millions of tiny finger-like structures called villi project inwards from the lining of the small intestine. The large surface area they present allows for rapid absorption of digestion products.

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