noun, plural pa·pil·lae [puh-pil-ee] /pəˈpɪl i/.
Origin of papilla
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Historical Examples of papilla
They are so numerous that 1,760 have been counted on one papilla of an ox's tongue.
A papilla of the dermis makes its appearance, the outer layer of which gradually calcifies to form the dentine and osseous tissue.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
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The papilla continues to elongate and the cryptogam to increase, until finally it invades nearly the entire length of the papilla.
Entrance of biliary and pancreatic ducts on summit of papilla of duodenum.
In 56 of these the duct of Santorini passed from the main duct into the duodenum, opening upon a papilla situated 2.5 cm.
noun plural -lae (-liː)
Word Origin for papilla
plural papillae, 1690s, "nipple," from Latin papilla "nipple," diminutive of papula "swelling" (see pap (n.2)). Meaning "nipple-like protuberance" attested from 1713.