Villi: Function, Definition & Structure


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What three features increase the surface area of the small intestine?

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1. In addition to increasing surface area, villi carry out what function?

2. Lumen refers to

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will be assessed on your definition of different components of the small intestine and the functions of these components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This practice will assess your knowledge of:

  • Absorption in the small intestine
  • What lacteals transport
  • The definition of the lumen
  • The function of the villi
  • Parts of the small intestine

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lumen and lacteal
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding bodily functions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the small intestine

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about the small intestine? Check out the accompanying lesson titled Villi: Function, Definition & Structure. It covers:

  • Surface area of the small intestine
  • How the small intestine maximizes absorption
  • Circular folds of the small intestine
  • Functions of the villi