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pa·pil·la

 (pə-pĭl′ə)
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.

papilla

(pəˈpɪlə)
n, pl -lae (-liː)
1. (Zoology) the small projection of tissue at the base of a hair, tooth, or feather
2. (Zoology) any other similar protuberance
3. (Botany) any minute blunt hair or process occurring in plants
[C18: from Latin: nipple; related to Latin papula pimple]
paˈpillary, paˈpillar, ˈpapillate, ˈpapillose adj

pa•pil•la

(pəˈpɪl ə)

n., pl. -pil•lae (-ˈpɪl i)
any small, nipplelike projection, as on the surface of the tongue or at the root of a developing hair.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin: nipple, teat, diminutive of papula pimple. See pap2]
pap•il•lar•y (ˈpæp əˌlɛr i, pəˈpɪl ə ri) adj.

pa·pil·la

(pə-pĭl′ə)
Plural papillae (pə-pĭl′ē)
A small projection from a body surface, especially a taste bud on the tongue.

papilla

A tiny nipple-shaped projection.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.papilla - (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
2.papilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smellpapilla - a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell; "the papillae of the tongue"
sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor - an organ having nerve endings (in the skin or viscera or eye or ear or nose or mouth) that respond to stimulation
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
3.papilla - a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Translations

pa·pil·la

n. papila, protuberancia esp. en la lengua;
acoustic ______ acústica;
dermal ______ dérmica;
duodenal ______ duodenal;
filiform ______ filiforme;
lacrimal ______ lagrimal;
lingual ______ lingual.

papilla

n papila
References in periodicals archive ?
The number of circumvallate papillae in bats is different and depends on food habit [1].
Clinically, median rhomboid glossitis manifests as a well-delineated erytbematous area located along the midline posterior dorsal tongue just anterior to the circumvallate papillae (figure 1).
These are usually the circumvallate papillae which are round raised "taste buds" towards the back.