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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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(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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crossmanensis nearest to the crown group (which is united by papillose pollen sacs).
This subgenus was described by Reeder and Roth, (1988) based on "a prominent bulge at the anterior end of the upper, double-tubed chamber of the penis", and a flattened, papillose shell.
(2001), the genus Cryphaea can be identified by its erect habit, lateral sporophytes, ovoid almost sessile capsules, and papillose exostome teeth.
Siderastrea siderea forms larger colonies and larger corallites (3-5 mm) than the other species, has numerous septa (44-50), deep and papillose columellae, and thin synapticulae; and the septa alternate between corallites (Yonge, 1935; Laborel, 1970; Budd and Guzman, 1994; Beck, 2005; Menezes et al., 2013).
Male flowers: to 4-5 mm wide at anthesis; sepals (4)5(6), triangular, red tipped, <1 mm long, petals (4)5(6), broadly lanceolate, 1 mm long, 0.5 mm wide; stamens to 1.5 mm long, twice as much as petals, in two series, opposite and alternate to petals, filaments inserted on edge of annular, papillose disk; pistillode <1 mm long, reduced and rarely functional.
AN is a typical skin lesion characterized by velvety, brownish-black, papillose thickening hyperpigmentation of the skin of the epidermis [11-13].
The carnivorous Mantophasmatodea also have a large proventriculus "armed with weak, papillose sclerites that terminate in three successive whorls of weakly sclerotized lobes" and an undifferentiated midgut (Klass et al.
The leaf epidermis in Bromeliaceae is composed of a single layer of cells, rarely with papillose, thin cuticle; peltate trichomes, consisting of peduncle and distal large shield; and stomata, usually covered by trichomes [13].