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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.
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Origin of papillary

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

OTHER WORDS FROM papillary

in·ter·pap·il·lar·y, adjective
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