Asked in Human Anatomy and Physiology
Does Villi in the large intestine absorb salts and water?
There are no villi in the large intestine or colon, villi are found only in the small intestine. Water and mineral salts are absorbed in the colon through osmosis. ...
Asked in Science, Intestines
What is the name of the finger-like projections found in the small intestine?
The villi are the finger-like projections found in the small intestine. The villi increase the surface area available for nutrient absorption. ...
Asked in Intestines
Why is the small intestine good for absorbing food?
The small intestine has many villi, small projections into the lumen of the small intestine. These villi increase the surface area of the small intestine, and increase the funcitonal area for the absorbtion of nutrients. ...