What small finger-like projections in the small intestine act to increase the surface area for absorption?
They are called villus (singular), and villi (plural) or
they are called villi
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The finger-like projections that line the small intestine is called the villi.
What are the finger like projections in the small intestine that act to increase the surface for absorption?
The small intestine is the main digestive organ of the human body. It is where digestion is completed and nearly all absorption of nutrients into the blood stream occurs. Because it has such a big job to do, it needs a large surface area so that more nutrients can be absorbed at any one time. This surface area is provided mainly by its length. The walls of the small intestine are also covered in 'fingerlike'…