Structure of Villus

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Explain how the structure of the villus is related to its role in absorption and transport of the products of digestion 

The small intestine  is important in chemical digestion + major site of absorption. 

This means the wall of the small intestine is not just a smooth inner surface of a tube, but covered in villi.

Villi are small finger-like projections made of many cells.

The cells of the villus also have projection into the lumen of the fut: microvilli. 

Their purpose is the increase the surface area of the small intestine. 

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