noun, plural pa·pil·lae [puh-pil-ee] /pəˈpɪl i/.
- papier collé,
- papilla mammae,
- papilla of corium,
- papillary adenocarcinoma
Origin of papilla
Examples from the Web for papillae
The epidermis now becomes raised as in a blister, and finally becomes detached, forming an excoriation and exposing the papillae.
The inflammation is accompanied by the formation of so-called granules, and at the same time by a hyperplasia of the papillae.
The papillae on the neck are not found in any American species.
A circumscribed hypertrophy of the papillae of the corium covered by thickened epidermis.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry|Maximilian Stern
Tongue long, with papillae, like that of the Lacertidae but only feebly nicked anteriorly.
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.