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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.papillate - resembling or covered with papillae
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, papillate
a. papilar, rel. a una papila.
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galerinoides is hygrophanous with smaller pileus (7-14 mm), conical to convex, umbonate to papillate at the disc (Fig.
TF 1 (circular) 1 (circular) 1 (circular) SP 1 1 1 SE 1 1 1 PB = primary bract; SB = secondary bract; TB = tcrtiaiy bract; FP = female flower primordium; C = carpel; TF = tepal of female flower; SP = pollen tube entering the stigma via papillate stigmatic cells, absent (0), present (1); SE = pollen tube entering the stigma via non-papillate stigmatic cells or intercellular spaces, present (0), absent (1) Table 3 A comparison of male flower and cyme among genera in Betulaceae Alnus Betula Corylus No.
The morphological characteristics used for identification were colony size, surface (smooth, rough, granular, and papillate), color (colorless, pink, black, red, and bluish-green), margin (entire, wavy, lobate, and filiform), elevation (flat, raised, low convex, and dome shaped), and their shape such as bacilli/rod, cocci/spherical, and spiral under a microscope.
(2016), detected four main seed surface types (papillate, reticulate, reticulate-papillate and undulate) in the genus Ricotia.
Salib and Farghali (2011) reported similar papillate epidermal hyperplasia with patchy area of erosions, ulceration and neutrophil proliferation.
Undersurface black, lustrous, smooth to rugose or papillate only at some points; marginal zone brown, usually light brown or beige under the sorediate lobes, lustrous, 1-6 mm wide, naked, with sharp to more often attenuated limit, smooth, rugose, or papillate; rhizines black, simple, sometimes joining adjacent rhizines when touching the substrate, 0.2-0.5 x 0.05-0.10 mm, few, distributed in groups.
The sporangia were ovoid, papillate, measuring 35.36 to 63.17 X 20.25 to 39.76 [micro]m (average of 49.38 X 29.2 [micro]M), with length-breadth ratio of 1.7: 1.
Giant hepatobiliary cystadenoma in a male with obvious convex papillate. World J Gastroenterol 2009;15:1906-9.