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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.
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Adj.1.papillary - of or relating to or resembling papilla
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, papillate
a. papilar, rel. a una papila.
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adj papilar
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Histopathologically, EPS was characterized by the increase in degenerated elastic fibers, predominately in the papillary layer of the dermis perforating through the epidermis.
Below the basement membrane is the papillary layer of the dermis.
The thin upper papillary layer contains most of the blood and lymphatic vessels, while the reticular layer is not as vascular, it does contain denser collagen and elastic fibres.

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