noun, plural pa·pil·lae [puh-pil-ee]. /pəˈpɪl i/.
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Origin of papilla
OTHER WORDS FROM papillapap·il·lar [pap-uh-ler, puh-pil-er], /ˈpæp ə lər, pəˈpɪl ər/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for papilla
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.