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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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papilla

A tiny nipple-shaped projection.
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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"
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Translations

pa·pil·la

n. papila, protuberancia esp. en la lengua;
acoustic ______ acústica;
dermal ______ dérmica;
duodenal ______ duodenal;
filiform ______ filiforme;
lacrimal ______ lagrimal;
lingual ______ lingual.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

papilla

n papila
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As bone and connective tissue grafts were not performed, the shape of the interproximal papilla was not completely reestablished.
In health, the interproximal papilla fills the em- brasure space to the apical extent of contact area36.
One of the most challenging and least predictable problems in the field of periodontal plastic surgery is the reconstruction of the lost interproximal papilla. All the surgical procedures mentioned above had unpredictable results owing to the small dimension of the papillary space and the vascular supply to this area.

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