Mention the modification or structural features of ileum

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digestion-absorption

#1

Mention the modification or structural features of ileum, which make it suitable for absorption of nutrients.


#2

The mucosa is folded into finger-like projections called villi. The cells lining the villi hear microvilli giving it a brush-bordered appearance. These two features increase the surface area for absorption. The villi are richly supplied with a network of blood capillaries and a large lymph vessel, lacteal, for easy absorption of nutrients.