papillary

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

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

Nearby words

  1. papilionaceous,
  2. papilla,
  3. papilla mammae,
  4. papilla of corium,
  5. papillar,
  6. papillary adenocarcinoma,
  7. papillary adenoma of large intestine,
  8. papillary carcinoma,
  9. papillary cystadenoma,
  10. papillary cystadenoma lymphomatosum

Origin of papillary

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

Related formsin·ter·pap·il·lar·y, adjective

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Word Origin and History for papillary

papillary

adj.

1660s, from Latin papilla (see papilla) + -ary.

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