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n. pl. pa·pil·lae (-pĭl′ē)
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.

[Latin, nipple, diminutive of papula, swelling, pimple.]

pap′il·lar′y (păp′ə-lĕr′ē, pə-pĭl′ə-rē) adj.
pap′il·late′ (păp′ə-lāt′, pə-pĭl′ĭt) adj.
pap·il·lose (păp′ə-lōs′, pə-pĭl′ōs′) adj.


(ˈpæp əˌloʊs)

full of papillae.
pap`il•los′i•ty (-ˈlɒs ɪ ti) n.
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Adj.1.papillose - of or relating to or resembling papilla
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The stigmatic surface is composed of unicellular simple short trichomes in Hymenaea courbaril (Figs, 1b and 4b); papillose cells in Bauhinia curvula (Figs, 1a and 4a), Caesalpinia echinata (Fig.
engelmannii have a reticulate texture formed of regularly anastomosing, lamellate ridges and the microspores have a smooth to papillose surface (Taylor et ah, 1993).
The stigma becomes receptive just prior (1 to 2 h) to anther dehiscence and is fleshy, papillose, and light violet (Chauhan et al.
Aboard the Beneteau 44-7, Mr Beaks Ribs, David Beak and his melded crew were celebrating their Division B win over the Archambault A4o, Papillose, owned by Phil Molony.
Hypogynium obscurely trigonous, with a whitish papillose crust, lacking tubercles 4.
5 mm appendages adnate to the petals for 8-12 mm; stamens completely exposed at anthesis, erect; filaments terete, white, the antesepalous ones free, the antepetalous ones shortly adnate to the petals; anthers linear, 8-10 mm long, filiform at anthesis, fixed near the base, distinctly shorter than the petals; pollen narrowly ellipsoid, sulcate, exine broadly reticulate, lumina subrounded, muri narrowed; style slightly shorter than the petals, white; stigma conduplicate-spreading, blades slightly contorted with recurved apices, densely papillose, white, ca.
The white sucker, Catostomus commersonii (Laccpede) is a slender, terete fish with heavily papillose lips and very small scales that reaches a maximum length and weight of 635 mm and 3.
Underwater identification and comparison: Feia nympha resembles a very small pale Gobiopsis or Callogobius in having of papillose ridges on the head but is distinguished from both genera by presence of two rows of papillae on the chin which converge together posteriorly to form a V or \ / structure.
Wide-ranging, large carnivores, such as lynx and wolverines, have been reported as well as little-known, old-forest species such as the red-backed vole and the papillose tail-dropper.
The gynoecium consists of three connate carpels forming a single pistil differentiated into a 3-lobed, white ovary, a single upwardly curved, blue style, and a single capitate, papillose, pale-yellow stigma (Figs.