papillary

[pap-uh-ler-ee, puh-pil-uh-ree]
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a papilla or papillae.
2.
having or covered with papillae.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin papill(a) nipple + -ary

interpapillary, adjective
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papilla (pəˈpɪlə)
 
n , pl -lae
1.  the small projection of tissue at the base of a hair, tooth, or feather
2.  any other similar protuberance
3.  any minute blunt hair or process occurring in plants
 
[C18: from Latin: nipple; related to Latin papula pimple]
 
pa'pillary
 
adj
 
'papillate
 
adj
 
'papillose
 
adj

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Example sentences for papillary
The papillary region is composed of loose areolar connective tissue.
The reticular region lies deep in the papillary region and is usually much thicker.
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