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Villi, Structures within the Gut

Caption: Villi, fingerlike structures on the inside wall of the gut, are crucial in the uptake of nutrients from food by effectively increasing the absorptive surface area.

Credit: Images courtesy of L. Mahadevan and Science/AAAS.

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