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1. papillary, papillose

of or relating to or resembling papilla

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noun plural -lae (-liː)
the small projection of tissue at the base of a hair, tooth, or feather
any other similar protuberance
any minute blunt hair or process occurring in plants

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nounWord forms: plural paˈpillae (pəˈpɪli ; pəpilˈē)
any small nipplelike projection or process of connective tissue, as the small elevations at the root of a developing tooth, hair, feather, etc. or the many and variously shaped elevations on the surface of the tongue
b.  Rare
the nipple of the breast
2.  Botany
a tiny, protruding cell

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see synonyms of papillose
n. pl. pa·pil·lae (-pĭlē)
1. A small nipplelike projection, such as a protuberance on the skin, at the root of a hair or feather, or at the base of a developing tooth.
2. One of the small, round or cone-shaped protuberances on the top of the tongue that contain taste buds.
3. A pimple or pustule.
4. Botany A minute projection on the surface of a stigma, petal, or leaf.

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