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  1. resembling a papilla.
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Origin of papilliform

First recorded in 1820–30; papill(a) + -i- + -form
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Examples from the Web for papilliform

Historical Examples of papilliform

  • These spines are at first papilliform, then elongated and round.

    The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise

    M. E. Hard

  • The superior margin of the latter is not a plain ring, but sends upward a papilliform projection on each side.

  • The body is pyriform, broadly truncate on the anterior end, in the middle of which rises a papilliform process (Schnabel).

papilliform in Medicine


  1. Resembling or shaped like a papilla.
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