Why are villi present in the intestine and not in the stomach?

1 Answer

villi are finger like structures that absorb the nutrients from food (digested food) in the intestine.

In the stomach, the food is still yet to be broken down (mainly proteins). Hence they have similar finger like structures called "rugae" which secrete pepsin and the gastric juices for the digestion to take place in the stomach.
answered by anonymous