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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Its excretory duct, the parotid (Stensen's) duct, opens at the parotid papilla, a small elevation on the mucosal surface of the cheek opposite the second upper molar tooth.
Both ducts merged at 3.35 mm just before perforating the buccinator muscle, thus originating a sole parotid papilla containing a sole opening to the oral cavity.
The literature report the parotid duct as running below the zygomatic arch and laterally to the masseter muscle until it reaches the anterior border of this muscle, where it makes a medial turn to go through the buccinator muscle to end as the parotid papilla on the inner surface of the oral cavity at the level of the maxillary first to second molar crown (Jebejian & Hajenlian; Gleeson; Moore & Dalley).