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dermal papilla

dermal papilla in Medicine

dermal papilla n.
Any of the superficial projections of the corium or dermis that interlock with recesses in the overlying epidermis, contain vascular loops and specialized nerve endings, and are arranged in ridgelike lines most prominent in the hand and foot. Also called papilla of corium.

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