[ pap-uh-ler-ee, puh-pil-uh-ree ]
/ ˈpæp əˌlɛr i, pəˈpɪl ə ri /


of, relating to, or of the nature of a papilla or papillae.
having or covered with papillae.

Origin of papillary

1660–70; < Latin papill(a) nipple + -ary

Related forms

in·ter·pap·il·lar·y, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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