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Papilla

Definition(s)

A small projecting body part similar to a nipple in form: as a : a vascular process of connective tissue extending into and nourishing the root of a hair, feather, or developing tooth b : any of the vascular protuberances of the dermal layer of the skin extending into the epidermal layer and often containing tactile corpuscles c : renal papilla d : any of the small protuberances on the upper surface of the tongue.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014